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OK I have a 90 gal freshwater tank. 12 fish all cichlids with 3 plecos. I cant seem to find out on how often to add salt. There is no hydrometer to measure that low. Do you add salt when you water change? and what is the best way to add salt? I seen some tanks with a small container with salt added and a few holes on top for slow disolving. Or do you just add salt directly to the water. Any info would be great.
 

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Well I was told you should have a small amount anyways. My local pet store has a small container of salt in every tank. So is this necessary or not.
 

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it is nessary because it relieves the fish of some stress also i read about it does something to the outter layer of the fish so its protected from parasites an some diseases
 

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Shadow22 said:
it is nessary because it relieves the fish of some stress also i read about it does something to the outter layer of the fish so its protected from parasites an some diseases
Um, it isn't necessary at all. But Epsom salt can help loosen the food inside the fishes intestines so they do not get backed up. People use it as an alternative to harsher treatments for bloat.

If you want to add salt to your tanks then go for it. However, I do not know how much you should add. My fish are thriving in dechlorinated tap water perfectly fine. My fish are also tropheus. Oooooh scary. Lol.
 

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There was a thraed about this a couple months ago and people could only think of 1-2 good reasons to use it and about 10 bad ones.

I don't use salt and my fish are very colorful, very healthy, eat well, swim well, live well...
 

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Well that pretty much sums it...I'll use it only to treat disease. thanks guys
 
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