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Old July 27th 03, 12:38 AM
MISSYMAGICGIRL
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IS NON-IODIZED SALT ( table salt) THE ONE THAT IS SAFE TO USE IN THE POND??


Thanks in advance,


Sacha
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Old August 15th 03, 12:30 AM
Jerrispond
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Default SALT QUESTION

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IS NON-IODIZED SALT ( table salt) THE ONE THAT IS SAFE TO USE IN THE POND??


Hi Sacha....Long time no see...I remember you from the watergardening
board....salt is one of those questions like rocks on bottom....some say yes to
salt some no. I have been ponding close to 15 years and have never once
added salt to any of my ponds. I don't believe in it. as you probably
remember I don't use a lot of anything that is not natural. I have hundreds of
water plants and I believe it is harmeful for the plants....salt is very good
for fish that are sick.....so if you need to salt a fish he should be in
quarentine anyway...catch him and put him in a HEATED quarentine tank Jerri

http://www.fringeweb.com/Ponds/JerrisPond
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Old August 15th 03, 03:08 PM
Gregory Young
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I agree with Jerri..
In fact the web reference that Brett included talks about using salt as a
treatment (vs. preventative). To date there is no data that salt prevents
infection. The best disease preventatives are maintaining good water
quality, quarantining new arrivals, avoiding overcrowding, and avoiding
overfeeding. If you are successful with just these 4 items, you shouldn't
have any disease issues.
Using salt chronically (year round) only serves to select for resistant
(salt tolerant) pathogens.
Salt is fine for treatment of some parasites (unfortunately salt resistant
parasites are on the rise, compared to what was the case pre-1995).
Salt can be used short term for stress reduction (intro of new fish), or in
combination with large water changes for nitrite toxicity.
Short of that leave it out of the pond. Koi & GF are fresh water, not
brackish, and are adapted to living in low sodium water. In fact most
recommend against using softened water (NaCl containing) for ponds.
Happy ponding,
Greg


"Jerrispond" wrote in message
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IS NON-IODIZED SALT ( table salt) THE ONE THAT IS SAFE TO USE IN THE

POND??

Hi Sacha....Long time no see...I remember you from the watergardening
board....salt is one of those questions like rocks on bottom....some say

yes to
salt some no. I have been ponding close to 15 years and have never

once
added salt to any of my ponds. I don't believe in it. as you probably
remember I don't use a lot of anything that is not natural. I have

hundreds of
water plants and I believe it is harmeful for the plants....salt is very

good
for fish that are sick.....so if you need to salt a fish he should be in
quarentine anyway...catch him and put him in a HEATED quarentine tank

Jerri


http://www.fringeweb.com/Ponds/JerrisPond


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Old February 2nd 11, 07:47 PM
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In fact, Web references, including Brett talks about using salt, Treatment (and prevention). So far no data, to prevent salt infection. The best disease prevention to maintain good water quality, and isolation of new arrivals, to avoid overcrowding, to avoid overfeeding. If you are successful with these four items, you should not have any diseases.
 




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