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Old 12-10-2009, 02:13 PM   #1 
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Sea salt

How much sea salt should you put in a 1.5 gallon?

The box says 1 teaspoon for every 5 gallon.. I cant visualize 1/5 of a teaspoon, should I just put a few tiny rocks of it in?
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Old 12-10-2009, 02:23 PM   #2 
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Erm, I don't think you should be putting sea salt into your betta's tank.
There's actual aquarium salt you should be using. And for a gallon and a half, I'd personally use about half a teaspoon.
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Old 12-10-2009, 02:27 PM   #3 
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Aquarium is sea salt. As long as it is just pure salt, you can even put Kosher salt in your tank and it's all the same thing as aquarium salt. So just dose it as you would aquarium salt.

*But marine salt on the other hand is a definite no-no for freshwater anything because it's formulated espescially for marine fish.
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Old 12-10-2009, 02:35 PM   #4 
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Aquarium is sea salt. As long as it is just pure salt, you can even put Kosher salt in your tank and it's all the same thing as aquarium salt. So just dose it as you would aquarium salt.

*But marine salt on the other hand is a definite no-no for freshwater anything because it's formulated espescially for marine fish.
oops, I thought sea salt was marine salt D:
Sorry for the misinformation, btljuice
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Old 12-10-2009, 03:03 PM   #5 
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just read the indredients list: should be sodium chloride only and nothing else.

does the package actually say SEA salt? if yes, then it usually contains no additives such as anticaking ingredients and would be ok.

marine salt is VERY different, does it say marine salt? definately dont use that
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Old 12-10-2009, 03:14 PM   #6 
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I thought aquarium salt was different from sea salt too. Dummy me!
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Old 12-10-2009, 03:23 PM   #7 
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kellie,some kosher salt has additives......wouldnt recommend it ......

READ the label makes sure its ONLY sodium chloride

Morton's Kosher Salt contains Yellow Prussiate of Soda
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Old 12-10-2009, 04:35 PM   #8 
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yes, don't put more than one teaspoon per 5 gallons. one teaspoon is 5mL, that's 1mL per gallon.
that means you need 1.5mL of salt.
1/4 teaspoon is 1.2mL, so if you don't have a proper dry measure, 1/4 teaspoon is very close.
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Old 12-10-2009, 04:56 PM   #9 
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Erm... well this is a stock photo of what I have:



So, half a teaspoon for a 1.5 gallon (I'll be getting a larger tank soon)?
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:01 PM   #10 
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That's okay to use then. And I'd only add half a teaspoon to your current tank.

Edit: I think you misread, it's one tablespoon ber 5 gallons. :P
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