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Chinmo
Hi Hi, my Question is.... do we need to add salt after a water change for green water tank? unsure.gif
desireless
Salt will only come to good use when your fish is sick.

For green water, simply de-chlorinated water will do.




...And buffer your water... blush.gif
Chinmo
QUOTE(desireless @ Sat, 25 Sep 2004 11:50 pm)
Salt will only come to good use when your fish is sick.

For green water, simply de-chlorinated water will do.
...And buffer your water... blush.gif
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i got a ranchu with blood streaks in fins.... he's in the green water.... do i need to add salt? will the salt affect the green water? how to bufer the green water? using baking soda? blush.gif
HappyBuddha
Your initial question on whether to add salt to green water implies you add salt to clear water.

Why?

Salt is used mainly as a illness treatment, and sometimes added (dosage unknown to me) to temporarily relief ammonia spike.

It is NOT a preventive measure and prolong use is likely to cause immunity.
white horse T1
QUOTE(Chinmo @ Sun, 26 Sep 2004 12:01 am)
i got a ranchu with blood streaks in fins.... he's in the green water.... do i need to add salt? will the salt affect the green water? how to bufer the green water? using baking soda? blush.gif
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yr fish is properly probably suffering cos of the ammonia spike during yr green water brewing process. the next water change, it should be better , if it continue take the fish out of green water and to hospital tank to add salt
cktan
QUOTE(Chinmo @ Sun, 26 Sep 2004 12:01 am)
i got a ranchu with blood streaks in fins.... he's in the green water.... do i need to add salt? will the salt affect the green water? how to bufer the green water? using baking soda? blush.gif
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Its not compulsory but i put some very small amt of salt after green water change. Abt 0.01% only. Yes, it is impt to use baking soda (NOT baking powder) if yr tap water is soft.

Ranchu with blood streaks in fins usually implies theres ammonia present in yr green water. It can be normal symptom for GFs with white/transparent colored fins. Test for ammonia for further confirmation. If theres ammonia, yr tub is overloaded with GFs and u hv to feed less or change water more frequently.
desireless
QUOTE(cktan @ Sun, 26 Sep 2004 11:58 am)
Its not compulsory but i put some very small amt of salt after green water change. Abt 0.01% only. Yes, it is impt to use baking soda (NOT baking powder) if yr tap water is soft.

Ranchu with blood streaks in fins usually implies theres ammonia present in yr green water. It can be normal symptom for GFs with white/transparent colored fins. Test for ammonia for further confirmation. If theres ammonia, yr tub is overloaded with GFs and u hv to feed less or change water more frequently.
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Baking soda is not so much for the water hardness. It is to act as pH buffer.

Important lesson... blush.gif
Chinmo
erm...... the ranchu with blood streak, is my dad's fishes..... he kept 6, 4-5 inches ranchu in a 4 ft, hence that ranchu fall sick, than i transfer him to the green water, hopefully he will heal and gain from the green water. tongue.gif if he still don't heal, than i gotta treat him in a separate tank....

HB, i think i understand ur point, don used too often till the fishes get used to it, and the salt like no used to the goldfish. rite? unsure.gif tongue.gif
Chinmo
QUOTE(desireless @ Sat, 25 Sep 2004 11:50 pm)
Salt will only come to good use when your fish is sick.

For green water, simply de-chlorinated water will do.
...And buffer your water... blush.gif
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white horse T1
QUOTE(desireless @ Sun, 26 Sep 2004 12:32 pm)
Baking soda is not so much for the water hardness. It is to act as pH buffer.
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some urine will do the trick to make water soft
cktan
QUOTE(desireless @ Sun, 26 Sep 2004 12:32 pm)
Baking soda is not so much for the water hardness. It is to act as pH buffer.

Important lesson... blush.gif
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There r 2 types of hardness. GH and KH. The hardness i refer to in previous msg is KH smile.gif .

One need KH (carbonate hardness) to buffer PH. And the KH comes from the baking soda.
nobnoba
QUOTE(desireless @ Sun, 26 Sep 2004 11:32 am)
Baking soda is not so much for the water hardness. It is to act as pH buffer.

Important lesson... blush.gif
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Then, how to raise GH? my GH is a bit on the low side.
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