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Re: [UniQuaria] just how much salt?

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  • Jimmie Davis
    When I lived in L.A that is what I used for all my fish. Thils was 50 years ago, and some fish we have now were not available them. I am thinking of using
    Message 1 of 6 , Feb 27, 2009
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      When I lived in L.A that is what I used for all my fish.  Thils was 50 years ago, and some fish we have now were not available them.   I am thinking of using that much now, because my well has basically NO salt in the water.  It is filtered through granite, and there is no salt or iron.  If I grow most live plants I have to add iron to the water too.
                                                                                                                           Nadine
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      Sent: Friday, February 27, 2009 7:31 AM
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      Is one teaspoon of salt per water right for brackish water? 
       
      Yours,
      Dora Smith
      Austin, TX
      tiggernut24@ yahoo.com
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      Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 10:37 PM
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      Mollies are brackish water fish.  They live in the river estuaries.  I used to keep one teaspoon per gallon in my tanks.
                                                                                                                           Nadine
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      Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 2:51 PM
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      I been noticing that my mollies do better with salt in their tank. I also noticed I have two male mollies. I should definately add a few more females to help with the fighting over females bit. I have one female that looks pregnant with her first fry. Now I am feeding them tropical flakes at least once a day, since there is algae present naturally I think they feed off of that as well.  Just how much salt is enough to add to a ten gallon tank? I do not wish to shock them with adding too much at once so I will do it gradually. Today I added two teaspoons of salt to their water. ALl the mollies perked up quite a bit.

    • Dora Smith
      Actually, what I really want to know is how much salt qualifies the water as brackish . I know what can and can t take brackish , but not what is
      Message 2 of 6 , Feb 27, 2009
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        Actually, what I really want to know is how much salt qualifies the water as "brackish". I know what can and can't take "brackish", but not what is "brackish".

        I'm afraid this stuff about specific gravity tells me absolutely nothing that I can understand.

        How much salt per gallon of water is "brackish"?

        I think that swordtails ened "brackish" water; how much salt are you supposed to put in their water?

        Yours,
        Dora Smith
        Austin, TX
        tiggernut24@...
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