The Planted Tank Forum - View Single Post - Salt and plants?
View Single Post
post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-01-2008, 02:11 AM
Rowerzysta
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 37
I used a tablespoon per 5 gallons. My tank was also planted with some basic plants, and this amount of salt didn't seem to have any effect on the plants. With each water change i added another tablespoon for each 5 gallons i replaced (more or less). Make sure you use Aquarium salt, and not just table salt. I believe most table salt has additives in it.

I was adding the salt, along with high temperature and Melafix as an ick treatment. After the ick went away, i just stopped replenishing the salt during water changes, but i read some people try to keep this saltiness level to help prevent sickness.
Rowerzysta is offline  
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome