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  1. This is part of the salt treatment page. I use this when I need to salt my tank. I use this way cause salt has different sizes and weight. So using a food scale you get just the right amount. Let me know if you need help. πŸ‘ Metric system and the scale 0.1% salt is 1g/liter of tank water. There are 3.79 liters in a gallon. So, whatever size your tank is in gallons, multiply that by 3.79, and that is how many grams you need in order to raise the salinity of your tank to 0.1%. Here are some common sizes and the amount of salt you will need to raise the salt by 0.1% - 10 gallons = 10x3.79 = 37.9 grams of salt to increase salt concentration to 0.1% - 20 gallons = 20x3.79 = 75.8 grams of salt to increase salt concentration to 0.1% - 29 gallons = 29x3.79 = 109.9 grams of salt to increase salt concentration to 0.1% - 55 gallons = 55x3.79 = 208.5 grams of salt to increase salt concentration to 0.1% - 75 gallons = 75x3.79 = 284 grams of salt to increase salt concentration to 0.1% If you need to raise salt to more than 0.1%, then you will want to dissolve and add the correct amount of salt to your tank 12 hours later, and so on. If your tank is already in liters, than the size of your tank is the amount of salt you will need, in grams, to raise the salinity to 0.1% (a 750L tank will need 750 grams of salt to be at 0.1%). 4. The duration of salt use Depending of the situation, you may be advised (or have elected) to salt your tank(s) anywhere from a few days up to a maximum of four weeks. 5. The consequences of prolonged salt usage This question has been raised many times - if salt can be so beneficial, why not just keep it in the system for longer than four weeks? There are a couple of important reasons why salt should not be used for long durations. First, like any other treatment, prolonged exposure can lead to tolerance in the case of bacteria and other pathogens, and then salt is no longer effective. Unfortunately, this has already happened because of some very irresponsible breeders/farmers who have kept their fish at low levels of salt. A prime example of this flukes. Flukes used to be very treatable with salt. However, at present salt is no longer very effective against flukes, and we have to resort to other means, such as praziquantel. Another reason why prolonged use of salt is discouraged is because chronic salt exposure could lead to development of what is called osmotic stress in fish. Fish experiencing osmotic stress may display the following symptoms: clamped fins, disequilibrium (unable to balance itself), excited behavior (darting), lethargic (floating), rapid breathing, faded colors, salt burns as evidenced by blackened areas, and fin fraying. 6. Salt for protection against nitrite. (edit by Shakaho 8/22/2017) Whenever you have a nitrite reading above zero, you should add salt to protect the fish from nitrite poisoning. It only requires 1 teaspoon of salt per ten gallons of water. This will not lower the nitrite reading. Maintain this salt concentration until the nitrite reads zero consistently. This post has been promoted to an article Edited August 22, 2017 by shakaho to add information. Opinions are made to be changed -
  2. For the crushed shells, I would get a panty hose or mesh bag from the LFS and put about 1/2 cup in it. Then after you rinse it off put it in the filtration system. This is how I do it and I also replace it ever 2-3 months. As for the salt, do you have a food scale?
  3. Wow what a great ? Humm, I would have to say clownloaches or a even Angle fish. I like the clownloaches the best though for viewing.
  4. Okay hun. I took some photos of my light app. This is the Weather I have all I need to do is pick a time and then the kind of weather. This is my main menu. This is my Exports,
  5. Oh I do believe its real. That would be to hard to photo shop with the reflection of the camera on the tank.
  6. I don't use the weather part. I have it set to, color boost. If you touch the export it should have some defaults there. You can load them up. Then you you really want to you can, hit the edit button and change the time points. Hope that helps some 🐱
  7. Yeah..... 🐟 Oh I love to hear when fish are back to there happy self. πŸ’–
  8. I have that one πŸ‘ What part of it are you having issues with. ? You did download the app?
  9. Test Results for the Following: Ammonia Level(Tank) Nitrite Level(Tank) Nitrate level(Tank) Ammonia Level(Tap) Nitrite Level(Tap) Nitrate level(Tap) Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Water temperature? Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? How often do you change the water and how much? How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? How many fish in the tank and their size? What kind of water additives or conditioners? What do you feed your fish and how often? Any new fish added to the tank? Any medications added to the tank? List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? "If copy and paste doesn't work for you, quote this post and put your answers after each question."
  10. My suggestions. 1. Test your tap water. See if it has nitrates in it. 2. I would do bigger water changes.
  11. Justine says Wow that's a very nice cake. πŸ‘πŸ­πŸΎ
  12. I was lucky, they didn't need the jurors so I got to go home at 11am. 🐱
  13. Dang that's not a nice instructor, 🚫 Well eventually I got it, my flue started at 6pm and didn't stop till 2am in the morning. I'm so tired...... I feel like I got hit by a simi truck 🚚
  14. Oh man, The other night was awful. Justine was coughing. So I went in there to check on her and giver her some cough meds (she had been dealing with a cold), put my hand on her pillow and it was covered in puke. She was sick as a dog. She was doing that it seemed every hour till 1am in the morning. She spent all day yesterday resting and trying to nap. Woke up this morning and she's just fine. But then...... Ric texts me to tell me sick now. Round two I guess. Oh and yesterday we did laundry from 9am to 7pm.... How is everyone else doing?
  15. I know at one time there was a good place in China town. I don't know where or the name.
  16. @Caretta Rose Thats a great Great photo. Where is that? How cold was it there? I’ll share this one from my hike this week.
  17. @FishyMandy Hey that is one cool looking fish. I don't think I have ever seen one in that color before. Lionfish from my LFS.
  18. HEY Guys, How about just for a funny one. Lets do photos of your Dinner or food you have made.
  19. I think he's going to be a svr with low wen. Give the wen sometime there are foods to claim to make there wen grow but I really don't know if they work. πŸ˜’
  20. I hope so too the silver will help it heal faster and kill any kind of bacteria.
  21. This is what I like to use if I can't make it. https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Path-Silver-Wings-Supplement/dp/B0049YYYIW/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?keywords=colloidal+silver+liquid+50ppm&qid=1581265744&sprefix=colloidal+silver+liquid+50&sr=8-4
  22. If that fish was in the main tank yes I would treat everything. Dilute the product (I assume a liquid product) to 1/20 of the current concentration -- one part product plus 19 parts water. Then one tablespoon of the diluted product treats 25 gallons. So treat your QT with a "scant" tablespoon of diluted product. Dimilin doesn't harm fish even at 10 times the normal dose. That was a post from @shakaho. I hope that helps. Let me know.
  23. Well I think you did everything right. The one thing that can help this heal is colloidal silver. You can find it at most heal stores. I have even found a 30ppm one at Wal-Mart. Once you have some I would depending on the ppm, use an 1/8 of a teaspoon or 1/4 of a teaspoon. You can use it on all of them. It's a natural antibiotic.
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