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Old 07-24-2010, 10:28 AM   #11 
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Although that link had some really good information and I agree with most of it...you have to remember that they are selling something too...medication......
One thing that is true IMO/E-long term use of salt can cause problems in some species of tropical fish and use of too low of salinity level long and short term can also cause resistant strains of pathogens/parasites and soon the salt treatment will no longer work.
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Old 07-24-2010, 11:46 AM   #12 
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And the salt remains in the water so no need to add a second 'dose' throughout the day without water change. If you keep adding salt it would get very concentrated.
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:03 PM   #13 
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So for a 50% waterchange (weekly) in a 5G how much Aquarium Salt should I add in that won't harm the fish but will keep pathogens away?
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So for a 50% waterchange (weekly) in a 5G how much Aquarium Salt should I add in that won't harm the fish but will keep pathogens away?
Use of low doses can create stronger pathogen or salt resistant pathogens
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Old 07-24-2010, 01:16 PM   #15 
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So should I just not add the salt than?
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Old 07-24-2010, 01:21 PM   #16 
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You take risk using salt long term IMO/E-besides the resistant issues you can also have health issues.
Salts are great to use short term in the correct dosage for treatment, I don't use salts longer than 10 day with 5 day breaks if I need it longer.
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Old 07-24-2010, 01:23 PM   #17 
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Ok. Thanks OFL. :)
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