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Old 01-10-2010, 06:15 AM   #1 
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salt question

i've been meaning to ask this for a while but i keep forgetting lol, how do you dissolve aquarium salt? i could have sworn it said on the back of the box that it does not dissolve.
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:23 AM   #2 
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I usually let my water sit overnight but not always. I add it to my water and shake it up a bit. I don't know if it dissolves or not but I haven't ever had any problems.
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Old 01-10-2010, 09:22 AM   #3 
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Hmm, I didn't know you were supposed to wait at all. I usually put my salt dosage into the bucket I'm using before adding the water, as I figure that the agitation of the water being poured in helps it dissolve. I also stir it around until I can't see the little crystals any more, which pretty much indicates to me that it's dissolved. ^_^

I've never had any issues with doing it this way. I've been doing it like this for about 5+ months and my bettas seem happy as could be.
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Old 01-10-2010, 10:03 AM   #4 
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I don't think it completely dissolves, but I usually put it in a bowl for an hour or so to where there aren't any huge salt pieces.
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Old 01-10-2010, 10:06 AM   #5 
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The quickest way to get it to dissolve is to stir it. I would make sure it is FULLY dissolved before adding it to the tank because I have read that the salt crystals can burn the betta's fins and skin(scales)
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:18 PM   #6 
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It dissolves but it doesn't dissapear from the water. Like the water is salty, you just can't see it.
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:24 PM   #7 
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Put it in a jug of warm water and give it a good shake or stir. Undissolved salt crystals can burn your fish and dissolve far slower in cold water.
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:50 PM   #8 
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I put it in the tank with the clean water along with conditioner. I usually wait until there aren't any visible grains left before adding the fish.
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:53 AM   #9 
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you can dissolve it easily in warm water. it never evaporates though, thats why you ONLY replace the amount of salt to the amount of water that you replace while cleaning.
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