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Old 03-26-2010, 06:25 PM   #1 
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Question Aquarium salt question

I finally got some salt and i would like to get it in my sorority house asap. But i have 1 question. Should i do a full water change or can i just put some in their now for my lil girl with the minor fin damage?
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:49 PM   #2 
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put it in some kind of cup with holes so it doesn't burn them. I believ Chicklet just drops them in there? You could do either. I would drop it in there with a cup (with holes), but I'm a paranoid person, haha. Take your choice.
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:56 PM   #3 
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I always wait for my salt to dissolve before i add it. I do the water change and in the bucket I put the new water in, I put in the de-chlorinator and the salt.

Just keep in mind that when you add the salt, it stays in the tank even when the water evaporates, so you do not need to keep adding salt unless you're doing a water change. In that case, you just add the amount of salt to the water you are adding.
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so then i need to do a 100% water change? i just did a 50% last night
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:19 PM   #5 
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That's what I just thought, so you may either add it directly into the tank / add salt with each water change / do a water change now and add it. (I don't prefer the last one.)
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:34 PM   #6 
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You don't have to dissolve it, Just measure out what you want to use and toss it in.

You don't have to do a water change just to add Salt either.

Alot of fish like swimming in and over the salt while it works on dissolving,
Some even play in it,

Just remember Salt Doesn't evaporate.
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how much salt for a 2.5 gal tank? just curious =]
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:40 PM   #8 
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About a teaspoonfull is good.
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thank you and about for 1 gal lol sorry just wondering =]
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:57 PM   #10 
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It's 1/2 tsp per gallon, 1 tbsp per 5 gallons.
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