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d_golem
Hi guys,

I need some opinion from the greenwater experts here. I'm going to set up a greenwater QT tank, but I also want the tank to be salted about 0.1%. Will the salt be detrimental to the greenwater growth?

thx smile.gif

PS: The greenwater for the QT will be taken from my existing greenwater tub.
The Matrix
QUOTE(d_golem @ Fri, 20 Jan 2006 1:01 pm)
Hi guys,

I need some opinion from the greenwater experts here. I'm going to set up a greenwater QT tank, but I also want the tank to be salted about 0.1%. Will the salt be detrimental to the greenwater growth?

thx smile.gif

PS: The greenwater for the QT will be taken from my existing greenwater tub.
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the main reason for QT is to allow us a constant monitoring of the fish health and possible diseases development. why should you use green water at the first place where u can't see clearly ?
desireless
Exactly... There is no purpose in using green water for QT purposes. If the fish is sick it will collaspe the green water anyway.

And 0.1% salinity will not be effective in the killing of parasites

As for the issue of salt in green water for keeping purpose, I have never tried it becasue there's really no point. So I am not sure what is the effect of low salinity to green water algae. But algae/plants are very sensitive to salinity level. I have ever attempted putting salt into my home tank and my wall algae simply died out the next day sad.gif .
CyberET
hehe.. u should see how fast my water plants die when i raise my koi pond salinity level to 0.7% biggrin.gif
d_golem
QUOTE(desireless @ Fri, 20 Jan 2006 2:35 pm)
Exactly... There is no purpose in using green water for QT purposes. If the fish is sick it will collaspe the green water anyway.
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Aiyah unsure.gif silly me I forgot about sick fish will make green water brown!

I guess I gotta go buy a simple air pump-powered sponge filter...the fish is only 4-5 cm long or so.

What salinity level would u guys recommend for a quick salt dip for the fish?
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