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    This is getting off topic, but I use salt at the 1/2 dose (1tb/10g). It's important to remember to only replace the correct amount with the water being removed during water changes, as the water evaporates, but the salt does not.

    EDIT: The reasoning behind my 1/2 dose is because I have an ID Shark, a Pleco and a Clown Knife fish. Scaleless fish and Pleco's don't like too much salt in the water, as it can irritate their skin. Just thought I should point this out incase someone reading didn't know (I know most of you do!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZCciVic22
    This is getting off topic, but I use salt at the 1/2 dose (1tb/10g). It's important to remember to only replace the correct amount with the water being removed during water changes, as the water evaporates, but the salt does not.
    we are already way off topic in this thread

    i also use less than the recommended dose, so there's a margin for error when replacing the salt after water changes

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    My tank is newly cycled as of about a week ago. However, since I'm adding new fish, I know there is a possibility of a spike. And it's just a precaution. Since it can't hurt the fish (in small doses) what's the harm?

    I guess I can just do my regular water changes each weekend and then hope that the salt that's left in the water won't hurt the fish (if I add an Oto).
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    Four Zebra Danios
    Two Guppies (1 male, 1 female)
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    Just as a quick update, my otos have about destroyed all the brown algae in my tank in only a few days.

    Thumbs up for that suggestion.
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    Two Guppies (1 male, 1 female)
    One Oto
    One Ghost/Glass Shrimp
    Three Guppy Fry

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