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gr81
4th Dec 2005, 12:14 AM
I want to ask. Can bring some benefit use of some "see salt" to add cations and anions. Much less concentration than brackish water. Only a bit.

NanoDave
21st Dec 2005, 07:49 PM
salt kills 77% of all freshwater parasites. It is a great providence from nature.

silane
21st Dec 2005, 07:51 PM
salt kills 77% of all freshwater parasites. It is a great providence from nature.


So what is the concentration to use with shrimps? Or cannot be used at all?

NanoDave
21st Dec 2005, 08:20 PM
0.03ppm is best but you have to diy from the normal hydrometer to take that reading.

I use two handfuls for a 4feet tank. I have no idea how much that is because I don't measure it so precisely but 0.03ppm is what most people recommend.

silane
21st Dec 2005, 08:22 PM
0.03ppm is best but you have to diy from the normal hydrometer to take that reading.


That's how many gram or teaspoon per 10l of water?

silane
21st Dec 2005, 08:25 PM
A scale can be used instead of using a hydrometer. :D

NanoDave
21st Dec 2005, 08:27 PM
That's how many gram or teaspoon per 10l of water?
This is too small water volume for me to estimate. I think a teaspoon will suffice. That is 3 grams?


A scale can be used instead of using a hydrometer. :D
not after the first time. when you change water you take some out as well. If you keep adding eventually you might breed yamatos in there.


ps:why did my previous post get deleted? :huh:

silane
21st Dec 2005, 08:31 PM
3 grams .

0.03ppm is 0.03mg/l, so 10l requires 0.3mg of salt to get 0.03ppm?

gr81
21st Dec 2005, 10:00 PM
0.03ppm is 0.03mg/l, so 10l requires 0.3mg of salt to get 0.03ppm?
hm, I'm using one spoon per 100L. ut i'm not sure how much spoon has. that's in shrimp+fish tank