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Old 12-26-2012, 02:27 PM   #21 
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How much?
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:31 PM   #22 
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Amount of salt? It depends on what the salt is for followed by type of fish and amount of water change.
I am slightly OCD and ritualistic with it. I measure everything after assessing my tanks. It relaxes me. fishkeeping and caretaking in general relaxes me.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:50 PM   #23 
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Its not a good idea to use salt unless sick.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:51 PM   #24 
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:53 PM   #25 
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That is a good point Chocolate. However, with my Orandas, it reduces the chance of fungal infections that can damage fins or worse yet, infect their wens.
I had imagined a tiny bit would discourage fungal/bacterial growth with my long finned Solomon as well. Salt is a natural anti-inflammatory....good salt anyway.
Thank you for your input :)
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:35 PM   #26 
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To each their own when it comes to adding salt into the water. Some people only do it when treating sick fish and some people add it whenever doing water changes. Whether it's actually necessary or not is heresay and in the end it's up to the fish owner on how to care for their fish.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:13 PM   #27 
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I agree, Cheese. Unfortunately, home aquarist is not an exact science. We learn by trial, error, and getting by with a little help from knowledgeable friends.
Just like parenting, they do not come with instruction manuals.
Each fish (or child in my comparison here) is unique. I have one goldfish who tolerates nothing by a pristine tank and unmoved objects, while another loves his tank rearranged and swims into my hand for loves while I rearrange for him. I know most people would freak if they heard that...but the SALT keeps his slime coat and electrolights in order, and him very happy and tubby wubbed. (tummy rubbed, LOL)
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Well... There are instruction manuals...but they are often full of bologna XP
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:57 PM   #29 
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Have y'all read our article on salt?
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...2/#post1034780
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:14 PM   #30 
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I think I posted your article last night on another thread :)
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