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Old 05-05-2013, 10:44 PM   #1
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Using Morton white crystal water softener?


An uncle of mines uses Morton white crystal water softener, and he told me to use it if I get algae. Does it work? He puts some in his koi pond every month, to prevent algae. Is it harmful to shrimp?
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it is salt dont add it to your tank. why would you want to remove algae from a shrimp tank any way? shrimp will pick at the algae
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it is salt dont add it to your tank. why would you want to remove algae from a shrimp tank any way? shrimp will pick at the algae
i love algae!
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Some water softeners use solar salt. Very bad, especially if it contains the chemicals that remove corrosion and build-up from household plumbing. That is why most of them say "99.5% all natural," because the other .5% is these chemicals.
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I have a ton of hair algae, it's not even funny... it's covering 50% of my 29G tank. If I pull it out, it would probably pull up all the gravel and probably kill shrimp. How do I even remove it?
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pull it out by hand is the best way
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:50 AM   #7
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Some water softeners use solar salt. Very bad, especially if it contains the chemicals that remove corrosion and build-up from household plumbing. That is why most of them say "99.5% all natural," because the other .5% is these chemicals.
Solar salt is made from evaporating sea water, that .5% that is not NaCl are natural insolubles not some evil additives. You can use this in an aquarium but unless you are using as a medication not sure why you would. Don't use water softener salt with sodium hexametaphosphate or "softener care", obviously this will be clearly marked on the bag.
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