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Old 02-24-2013, 04:59 AM   #1
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Hello everyone! Right now I have a crab (that looks as though it may be molting but could be dead). I have him in a 10 Gallon Quarantine Tank but I want to put some salt in the tank (will table salt be fine?) so that he can be completely healthy. I heard to put in a table spoon of salt per 10 gallons, so would I just put a table spoon of salt in the tank and then that would be me? Or would I put a table spoon of salt in each week?

And when I want it to go back to Tropical FRESHWATER again for after I put the crab back in the main tank, can I just empty out all the water and then put freshwater in? Will the filter be okay with this?

Thanks so much and please reply ASAP because I don't want this crab to die.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:43 PM   #2
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Default Adding Salt to a Freshwater Quarantine Tank.

I'm no expert, beginner in the marine world, but I'm quite sure that you cannot use table salt


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Old 02-24-2013, 05:46 PM   #3
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Default Adding Salt to a Freshwater Quarantine Tank.

Although some say that adding table salt to treat the crab may be okay


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Old 02-24-2013, 06:33 PM   #4
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i do not use salt for anything except for marine tanks and hatching brine shrimp eggs....
and i don't keep marine animals....and rarely hatch brine..
leave the quarantine tank alone except for when you bring in new fish..then use an ich and parasite med..
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:14 PM   #5
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No on table salt.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:39 AM   #6
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Aquarium salt only
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Any salt as long as it has iodine in it. Salt does not evaporate so you do not need to keep adding it. 1 tablespoon per 10 gallons is fine.


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Old 03-12-2013, 10:07 AM   #8
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AQ salt if at all... I only salt for use as a med even though they have told me that a salinity in the tank would be good for the fish. If you want to really see faster results I have seen friends use a 5 gal and even then slightly under medicate to see results. You should be able to tell if he is dead or not by his movement as well as his reaction to you disturbing him every now and then. BUT I would leave the salt alone to be honest and treat with meds rather than salt in many cases. I used to add a table spoon to 100g after a water change only and I dont know honestly if it did much but I have not salted the tank in a long time and the inhabitants in the tank are just fine. i salted once when I thought I had ich and boosted the temp up. Use some meds and leave the salt out for now if you already salted dont add any more just use or pick up some meds depending on what it is you think you are treating. The reason I say no salt because if your diagnosis is wrong you will have wasted valuable time that the meds would have probably taken effect and possibly cured.
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