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View Poll Results: Should i add salt to my bettas tank?
Yes, Add Epsom Salts 2 28.57%
Yes, Add Table Salt 1 14.29%
No, Don't Add Salt 4 57.14%
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:55 PM   #1 
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I have heard that some people add salt to their tanks. Is this a good idea? How much salt/gallon?
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No, I don't add salt unless it is brackish or marine but for brackish and marine, we use marine salt, not aquarium salt nor epsom salts. Adding salt in a freshwater setup is IMO a waste of time and money. I'd chuck the aquarium salt to the bin. You can simply use table salt which is cheaper and only about a fraction the cost of the aquarium salt.

This has been debated several times and I still find it amusing lfs employees advise the use of aquarium salt everytime you do a water change.
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