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JayJay65
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PostPosted: 2006.03.24(Fri)16:27    Post subject: Salt Question... Reply with quote

I was reading up on ich, and fin rot (its in my tank)... and I got to the article and read that you use salt.. I found salt.. and so on but it says this...


"Morton Salt, this salt does not supply iodide. A necessary Nutrient." ...


can I use that in my fishtank???....
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Jose
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PostPosted: 2006.03.25(Sat)3:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't want a salt conatining iodine, iodine is put in salt becuase a lot of people have iodine deficiency.
I guess you could use that salt, as long as it doesn't contain additives.
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unissuh
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PostPosted: 2006.03.25(Sat)8:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hm, I looked this up once and I don't think it matters whether theres iodine or not in the salt. I think pretty much every salt myth debunking article online will probably tell you the same thing.

I havn't tried adding iodine enriched salt into my tank though, gotta finish using my aquarium salt first. Which will probably take me another 10 years.
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Jose
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PostPosted: 2006.03.25(Sat)9:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over hear salt with iodine usually contains a flowing agent as well and I'm not sure what that would do to the fish.
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Steve Hampton
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PostPosted: 2006.03.25(Sat)21:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

The amount of iodide is so small that your fish would be pickled in brine before the toxicity of iodide would be approached. The anti-caking agent used in Morton salt is calcium silicate (insoluble) and again is in such a low quantity that your fish would die from the effects of brine way before the calcium silicate began an issue.

Also, Morton does have an extensive line of salt, the one without iodide is fine as is the iodized salt.


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Jose
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PostPosted: 2006.03.26(Sun)0:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for clearing that up steve, I just wasnt sure Smile
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