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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-06-2006, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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Question Salt in planted tanks?


I appologize if this thread is redundant, but my search didn't find anything conclusive.

I would like to add some salt to my 10 gal planted tank to help an ailing betta, but don't want to disrumpt my plants. Would adding 1 tablespoon per 5 gal be ok for these plants?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-06-2006, 10:17 PM
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i usually add about a teaspoon every week to my 10 gal.. i just eyeball it, its probably even less then that.. couldnt say what two tablespoons would do to the plants though.. probably nothing, but i cant be sure because i've never put that much into a tank with plants. i'm sure someone on here knows.
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Adding salt isn't good for any freshwater aquatic plant to my knowledge, but I don't think a little bit of salt is going to necessarily hurt anything. It might be easier to take your betta out an quarantine him.

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