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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-26-2012, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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Epsom salt with ElephantNose Fish

Online says do not use aquarium salt with these fish and I was wondering if the same was true for Epsom salt
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probably. Epson salt will raise the gH & TDS.


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They are different, and maybe Epsom salt is OK.

Why do you want to use Epsom salt?

Raise GH? Make sure you really need magnesium. Maybe your water needs calcium or both Ca and Mg. Many GH boosters have Epsom salt as the source of Mg.

Treat for Dropsy? Put the affected fish in a hospital tank so any treatment just affects that fish.
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Epsom salt is fine... It's magnesium technically and is good for both fish and plants. Do not overdose!!! Find a specific guide for dosage I use it in my quarantines.


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