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Old 09-02-2013, 04:10 PM   #1 
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Question question about sea salt

my landlord recommended me using sea salt in my aquariums. I need opinions about it.
I have morton sea salt. I bought from the grocery dept. it's extra coarse sea salt. nothing added. I have 2..10g tanks. with male bettas. then I have a 30g tank that only holds 1 platy, 1 blk molly, 1 swordtail. with real Amazon sword plant
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:19 PM   #2 
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If it is purely NaCl you can use it but ONLY for medical purposes not for monthly maintinence or anything like that. Salt will also kill real plants so definitely don't use it in tanks that have real plants. But otherwise don't use any salts if not necessary if you aren't going to get AQ salt then make sure you read the ingredients and stuff like that extremely careful as it needs to have no additives or other ingredients in it whatsoever.

Is there a reason you want to use sea salt in your tanks? Or was it just something that your landlord said?
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:27 PM   #3 
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it was just something my land lord said I needed to use. I have aq salt on hand I'd needed to. are my non bettas, freshwater or brackish water fish?
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:28 PM   #4 
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Oh and can I put a male betta in the tank with the molly, female swordtail, and the platy?
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:33 PM   #5 
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oh, yeah no you don't need to use that. Mollies are brackish water fish but Platies and Swords are not but Mollies can live in freshwater just fine. They may not live as long but they'll do just fine there. That's probably what he was talking about but since you have other non-brackish water fish in there, it's a bad idea. And Sea Salt that I think he meant was Marine Salt, regular sea salt doesn't do the same thing that salt from the ocean does to make a marine environment or a brackish one. You can't just use any salt basically.

And putting a Betta in with the other fish might be risky, I'd be worried they'd pick on him because they aren't as fast. Platies are usually fine but swords can get a bit more aggressive along with Mollies. So I wouldn't risk it anyways.
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:51 PM   #6 
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Ok well thank you very much
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