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Old 10-08-2012, 11:30 AM   #1 
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AQ salt and live Pothos

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I have a quick question about the use of AQ salt and its effect on live pants in the tank. I have an actively growing Pothos in my tank (roots only) and it as well as the fish have been thriving for the last 2-3mo. however a FEW of Sushi's rays are looking a BIT funky (nothing major but I prefer to nip it in the bud) so since its water change day I was about to add some AQ salt to my fish's tank (1/2tbsp for 2 gal) so 1st off is that a proprer dose and will it affect my Pothos?
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:37 AM   #2 
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I've heard that the dose is 1 tsp per gallon. ???
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:39 AM   #3 
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yeah I have heard a few things, the back of the bag says I TABLESPOON per 5 gallons so If I have a 2gal I figured just under 1/2 TBSPN would be ok....do u know if it will affect my plant?
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:42 AM   #4 
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As long as you keep the dose low it should be fine.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:47 AM   #5 
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ok thanks....I will report back if I notice anything crazy. FINS CROSSED lol :)
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Good luck. :)
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:01 PM   #7 
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a week ago I tried to dose him in his cup (obviously I used WAY less salt) but he was NOT happy so I swiftly removed him from the salted water and thats part of the reason I was scared to use it again. I just finished cleaning his tank and added him back and gave him a little brine shrimp as a treat (since he already had breakfast today) Im trying to monitor him and make sure hes not gonna react badly to the salt since I have to leave for work in a couple hours. if he seems funny I will change his water before I leave (better safe than sorry) as for the plant it may take a day or 2 to see how it reacts but my biggest concern is Sushi of course. so far he seems ok....now I only do 1 100% water change a week (on mondays) so will I need to alter that schedule since he has salt in there? I dont plan on adding any more, just wondering if they need daily water changing and re-salting
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The dosage for bettas is lower as the aquarium salt can and will damage their organs with excess use. A maximum of 3 teaspoons of salt per gallon is recommended with 1 tsp per gallon being used for minor discrepancies.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:19 PM   #9 
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so since I did just under 1/2tbsp that would mean I have about 1.5tsp in a 2 gallon tank, does that sound safe? what should I be looking for as far as an adverse reaction? and will the salt continue to work all week or will I need to change his water and re-salt daily?
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I don't know how many tsps 1/2 tbsp is (1 1/2 tsp for 2 gallons would be fine, maybe increase to 2 tsp for 2 gallons) but you will need to re-dose daily after doing a 100% water change and use the salt for no longer than 10 days Unfortunately I've never kept pothos so I can't comment on whether or not the salt will affect it.
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