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> What type of salt do you use?
What type of salt do you use?
What kind of salt do you use in your tanks? Check all that apply
Aquarium salt [ 46 ] ** [26.59%]
sea salt [ 12 ] ** [6.94%]
cichlid salt [ 46 ] ** [26.59%]
epsom salt [ 13 ] ** [7.51%]
no salt [ 56 ] ** [32.37%]
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post May 22 2009, 12:42 AM
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Just wondering what everyone uses for salts in their tanks if any? Is epsom salt more of a medication to help flush out toxins?


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post May 22 2009, 02:45 AM
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No idea about that, I just use it to alter my GH


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post May 22 2009, 06:26 AM
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epsom salt is a "laxative" in fish


for other treatments I use table salt

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post Mar 14 2010, 07:05 AM
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it is a laxative for humans too Nervous.gif


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post Mar 14 2010, 04:54 PM
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QUOTE(JoelandVicki @ Mar 14 2010, 06:05 AM) *
it is a laxative for humans too Nervous.gif


I use Morton's canning and pickeling salt as it has no added caking agents or other crap.

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post Mar 15 2010, 10:57 AM
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I don't add any salt with normal water changes. The exception is my front tank. After experimenting a little I found a bit of epsom salt seems to bring out a little more color. Epsom salt does raise water hardness but my water has enough hardness anyway.

Otherwise, I don't use salt except as a treatment for a problem, sodium chloride (aquarium salt, canning salt, etc.) for minor external scuffs, etc. (can also be used to help fish deal with nitrite in the tank) and epsom salt for internal problems.


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post Mar 18 2010, 07:48 PM
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I use Rift Lake salt and sometimes epsom for treatment.


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post Mar 26 2010, 08:55 AM
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I am now using synthetic sea salt but used to use aquarium salt but since I got a saltwater tank I switched. I am now looking into cichlid salt. I wanted to know if it will make the fish look more vibrant or more lively. whacky.gif


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post Mar 26 2010, 08:56 AM
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I use Rift Lake salt and sometimes epsom for treatment.



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post Mar 27 2010, 07:18 PM
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I use aquarium salt, i find it helps there immune system and stress


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