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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-06-2013, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
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Aquarium salt and terrestrial plants

I use my aquarium water to water a few houseplants.

I figure that whatever ammonia, nitrite, or nitrate is in the water will help the plant. It also is a sort of daily water change thing.

I forgot though that I put aquarium salt in my tanks.

In a few pots I see crystalline salt crystals.

Some salt is good for plants, some salt is bad, how about aquarium salt?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-06-2013, 06:28 AM
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why add salt to any plant? as it will dry the plant up. i don't find anything beneficial from adding salt to any planted tank or plants in general. someone correct me if im wrong.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-06-2013, 12:23 PM
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Do you mean Epsom salt? If so thats a magnesium sulfate mixture, not really actual salt. That would explain, but regular aquarium salt, no. Bad lol

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-07-2013, 01:34 AM
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Whatever it is, it's highly recommended to flush or shower potted plants with water. Weekly deep watering is good for large >8gallons potted plants
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