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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-07-2005, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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ick - salt - plants

Add new fishes to my tank and now lots of fishes got ick. Thinking of doing a two weeks salt bath to rid of the ick.

If I add 4 table spoon of aquarium salt per 10 gallons. Would that hurt the plants? I mainly have amazon sword plats.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-07-2005, 09:37 PM
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If you mainly have amazon swords, you'll be fine. A good lesson learned to quarantine new fish

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How true! Got to quarantine.

Is it true that Amazon swords can actually do quite well even in brackish water? I am talking about marine salt instead of aquarium salt.

Wondering anyone used amazon swords in brackish tank?
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ive had good results using kordon's ich attack treatment...
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that is not a very large salinity increase, so i dont see why it would harm anything.. and as far as i know the biggest difference between "aquarium salt" and "sea salt" is that aquarium salt is pure salt, while sea salt has additional minerals. I do have an amazon sword in a brackish tank, so far its okay, but it is a fairly recent addition so ill keep you posted....watch for a post in the "plants" forum in say...2 weeks.

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that is not a very large salinity increase, so i dont see why it would harm anything.. and as far as i know the biggest difference between "aquarium salt" and "sea salt" is that aquarium salt is pure salt, while sea salt has additional minerals. I do have an amazon sword in a brackish tank, so far its okay, but it is a fairly recent addition so ill keep you posted....watch for a post in the "plants" forum in say...2 weeks.
Thanks, looking forward to your update.
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Salts for marine aquariums is 100% man made. The salt for FW is natural.

I would stick to aquarium salt.

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I believe "salt" means a compound with one metal element and one non-metal element.

So, I could increase my GH by adding Calcium Chloride and Magnesium Sulfate, and technically I could say I was adding "salt" or "salts".

Marine salt is typically a mix of different "salts."

"Freshwater salt" is typically only sodium chloride.

Often times when you talk about "salinity," this refers to all of the dissolved "salts," so it includes GH.
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I am using aquarium salt, not marine salt. Guess that would be 'pure' NaCl?

Aquarium salt or marine salt, would it make any difference to Amazon swords?
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I think we are splitting hairs. I really dont think the plant cares if a guy made the salt, or if a guy harvested the salt.

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