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Old 08-20-2011, 04:13 AM   #1 
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Sea salt??

I am wondering if I can use non iodized sea salt instead of AQ salt?
I'm out of AQ salt and cant get more till friday but I have a huge thing of sea salt that i got a while back at the "hippie" health food store.
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:23 AM   #2 
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I used that to treat my fishie's fin rot, and he didn't react badly at all, so I'd assume it's fine. I think that non-iodized sea salt is actually the same, or nearly the same, as aquarium salt, but don't quote me on that. :P
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:18 AM   #3 
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The only difference is that aquarium salt has additional minerals added into it. So long as the container has only sea salt (read the ingredients list) then it will be fine to use.
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:54 AM   #4 
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ok thanks
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:37 AM   #5 
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I don't think you should use seasalt tiki, it can cause burns O.o Try rock salt or kosher salt.. That is what aquarium salt is in a gist.. Seasalt has a different composition and can react badly with the fish...
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:46 AM   #6 
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I have never heard of Kosher salt....

wait..isnt rock salt used to melt snow and ice? *is confused*
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I have no idea about the snow thing, never have snow XD. As far as I know even table salt melts ice... I think you could find rock/ kosher salt at a grocery or supermarket, its used to cure meat and down here we put in pickles.. Basically, you should try and find sodium chloride without the iodine, seasalt has sodium chloride but a bunch of other stuff as well like iodine, sulphates, magnesium, calcium etc. :)
*is not usually this geeky* XD
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