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Old 11-25-2012, 08:59 PM   #1 
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Epsom Salt for nothing?

Should I use any type of epsom salt or AQ salt just because?

Or are they only used for treating certain ailments? I know it's a dumb questions but I thought I read somewhere that one of the salts is necessary as a just because type deal.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:04 PM   #2 
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Should I use any type of epsom salt or AQ salt just because?

Or are they only used for treating certain ailments? I know it's a dumb questions but I thought I read somewhere that one of the salts is necessary as a just because type deal.
I used to do this, but it's not a good idea. It can lead to health issues with permanent use. But if your fish is in good health, there is no need or good use. By the way, a great question!
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:04 AM   #3 
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It's not a good idea. In fact, there was a member here whose fish lost its fins as a result of using aquarium salt all the time. The poor guy was getting burned by the salt.
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It's not a good idea. In fact, there was a member here whose fish lost its fins as a result of using aquarium salt all the time. The poor guy was getting burned by the salt.
That's true. Small amounts and I mean less than 1/2 tsp/gal usually don't do harm. But there are few benefits with it and it isn't worth the risk. It really isn't a good idea for permenant use. Try to limit it to 10 days if you must use it
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