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This may seem like an odd question, but how much sodium is too much for a planted tank? I've read that you should be weary of treating a planted tank with salt.

What would be considered a high concentration of sodium? I'm toying with ideas on dosing nano tanks, in case you want to know. Would approximately 250ppm of sodium be dangerous to plants? No livestock to worry about.

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What would be considered a high concentration of sodium? I'm toying with ideas on dosing nano tanks, in case you want to know. Would approximately 250ppm of sodium be dangerous to plants? No livestock to worry about.

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huh? why would you want to dose sodium?

it depends on the plants. I wouldn't go over 10ppm.


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I was going to experiment using Alka seltzer to dose CO2 in a nano. Each tablet contains ~470mg of sodium saccharin. That's why I was asking. Thanks
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I was going to experiment using Alka seltzer to dose CO2 in a nano. Each tablet contains ~470mg of sodium saccharin. That's why I was asking. Thanks
Okay, I am not proud of this - but it is relevant to your question. Alka seltzer will kill fish, so be careful if you do this! That's how we euthanized them growing up until we found out this was horrible for the fish.

http://www.nippyfish.net/euthanasia.html

http://www.google.com/search?q=alka+...ient=firefox-a

Edit - since you have no live stock - ignore this post. Sorry for not reading your post carefully enough.

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Since you said no fish I'd think that it wouldn't hurt anything but val's but then I also don't think it will work out as a C02 replacement ether personally I'd stick with excel.

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experiment with carbonated water. the sodium is much less.

Too much Sodium will inhibit plants


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Ok, cheers for the advice
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