Freshwater Aquarium salt for GSP

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Freshwater Aquarium salt for GSP

Post by pufferkeeper411 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:25 am

Hi guys, I am about to set up a tank for a Green Spotted Puffer, and I got freshwater aquarium salt, which I am now hearing may be bad for my puffer. After doing some research I found that freshwater aquarium salt is basically salt that is deionized and and has few minerals. If I mix this with a very small amount of table salt, however, could I be able to bring back the minerals and basically create an environment good for my puffer. Thank you.

Tank: Fluval Flex 32.5 gallon

Medicines that I have laying around: Ich-x, API general cure and API E.M Erythromycin

previous tanks, 1 gallon snail tanks, 3 gallon shrimp tank.

I also have a hydrometer to measure the SG.
32.5 gallon Fluval Flex with 1 GSP(BumbleBee)
5 gallon planted tank with Dwarf puffer
3 gallon shrimp tank with 1 feeder guppy and cherry shrimp
1 gallon snail breeding tank(MTS and Bladder snails)

Remember Water changes, Water changes, Water changes.

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Re: Freshwater Aquarium salt for GSP

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:02 pm

It's not "bad" for your puffer, just the wrong kind so salt.
library/water-filtration/thesaltoftheearth/

Be sure to calibrate your hydrometer with calibration solution.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: Freshwater Aquarium salt for GSP

Post by pufferkeeper411 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:14 pm

So It would technically work for enough time for me to switch over to a marine salt mix?
32.5 gallon Fluval Flex with 1 GSP(BumbleBee)
5 gallon planted tank with Dwarf puffer
3 gallon shrimp tank with 1 feeder guppy and cherry shrimp
1 gallon snail breeding tank(MTS and Bladder snails)

Remember Water changes, Water changes, Water changes.

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Pufferpunk
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Posts: 31015
Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 11:06 am
Gender: Female
My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
Location (country): USA, Greenville, SC
Location: Chicago
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Re: Freshwater Aquarium salt for GSP

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:11 pm

Enough time???
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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