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    Question Aquarium salt vs pond salt

    Hi all,
    Is there any difference between these 2 types of salt? Is is okay to use pond salt in my discus tank? So far, I have only used aquarium salt but it's getting really expensive, whereas pond salt is cheaper.
    Thanks for the help!

    Sophie

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    Default Re: Aquarium salt vs pond salt

    Go to Home Depot. Buy 50 pound bag of Rock Salt for $3.69
    I rarely use salt anymore unless fish I get had some stress getting here.

    Salt I think is used to much.

    WC's, filters cleaned, tank walls cleaned is the best line of defense for almost everything.

    BTW. I wish i was the one who thought of Aquarium salt. LOL!
    Whom ever that was they were a marketing GENIUS!
    http://www.atthegateministries.org/index.html

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    Default Re: Aquarium salt vs pond salt

    hi Sophie,

    Just use coarse salt iso aquarium salt and table salt for blotted discus....many experts here could give you further advice.


    cheers
    Francis



    Quote Originally Posted by sophie68 View Post
    Hi all,
    Is there any difference between these 2 types of salt? Is is okay to use pond salt in my discus tank? So far, I have only used aquarium salt but it's getting really expensive, whereas pond salt is cheaper.
    Thanks for the help!

    Sophie

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    Default Re: Aquarium salt vs pond salt

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Richardson View Post
    Go to Home Depot. Buy 50 pound bag of Rock Salt for $3.69
    I rarely use salt anymore unless fish I get had some stress getting here.

    Salt I think is used to much.

    WC's, filters cleaned, tank walls cleaned is the best line of defense for almost everything.

    BTW. I wish i was the one who thought of Aquarium salt. LOL!
    Whom ever that was they were a marketing GENIUS!

    Agree 100% Greg, aquarium salt is the biggest rip off in the entire hobby

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    Default Re: Aquarium salt vs pond salt

    I buy 40 pound bags from Lowes. The only thing you want to watch for is salt that has addivtives for water softners. I think morton salt is sold at lowes for like 6 dollars US and is sold as pure salt no additives. Ed

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    Default Re: Aquarium salt vs pond salt

    Thanks. I will definitely do that from now on!!!!

    Sophie

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