yeah i'm sure i'll add some but keep it a minimal. thanks for the helpDJRansome said:Don't want to belabor the point, but also want to make it clear. It is not a proven fact that adding sodium will prevent disease or adding cichlid salts makes the fish more comfortable or makes the tank more like their environment. IMO these things CAN be harmful, so I don't add them. In the opinion of Gibbs and thevein, additives can prevent parasites, aid digestion and make the water more like the lake.
It is possible for your tap water to match the pH and hardness of the lake without additives. That's why I asked about your pH...you may NEED to raise your pH for example.
Some fishkeepers I have the greatest respect for with 40 or more years experience swear by adding sodium. Other fishkeepers with more recent experience and science-related jobs or backgrounds think adding the "rift lake trace elements" is a waste of money. You will form your own opinion as well!
There is an article in the library about how to mix your own "cichlid salts". Or if you prefer to purchase a product there will be instructions on the label.
Gibbs said:NOTE: The so must noy contain iodine. I use iodised rock salt or sea salt :thumb:
I thought that even the salt fans had long ago dismissed both of these two suggestions...f u z z said:Do not add ANY kind of salt UNLESS the box cleary states " Aquarium."