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Pond salt info required #1
Hi Guys

Its been a while since I was last on hear but need to pick your brains on adding salt to my pond,

I went to the lfs last week picked up some British salt (food grade on the bag) but when I returned home realised there are no instructions on how to add the salt and also how much I need to add

All advise is appreciated.

Oh my pond is approx 2000g

Thanks Stu
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Re: Pond salt info required #2
Hi Stu

Is there any reason as to why you wish to add salt?

Useful as a dip/bath sometimes or to treat some ailments but not commonly needed.
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Re: Pond salt info required #3
I had some white cotton wool on one of my fish and was advised to use Eradic ? think thats what it was called, then advise to leave 12 days and add salt ?

So advise from the LFS is the only reason.

Any ideas ?
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Re: Pond salt info required #4
Have you got any pics of the affected fish? If it's fungal then salt could help as salt and fungus do not make good bedfellows. If it isn't fungus then it could be a bacterial infection in which case salt may not help. Salt has its place but its effectiveness is debatable in the sense that it is often debated in various circles on t'interweb, for example here - salt is number 2

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Some more info on the run up to the problem, what you've done so far and how it looks now would help And current water test results for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and PH/GH/KH if possible
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Re: Pond salt info required #5
stupot, you said

Quote:

stupot wrote:
........I had some white cotton wool on one of my fish


You also said

Quote:

stupot wrote:
........Oh my pond is approx 2000g



That implies you are going to add salt to the whole pond to "treat" one fish, even though the others are fine.

You are supposed to use a "quarantine tank" to treat any individual fish.

What you are saying is like giving everyone in a room an asprin even if they don't have a headache. Its a waste of time and upsets those who don't have a headache.

And you said

Quote:

stupot wrote:
........So advise from the LFS is the only reason.


Don't always trust what your LFS says. 3 people on this forum have queried the suggestion, can't all be wrong.
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