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Is it true that salt kills plants?
It doesn't kill all plants. There's a huge study posted up
(Look it up!) which itemizes exactly how different species of plants will respond to salt.

Salt can be used to eradicate a marvelous array of pathogens in Koi and Goldfish. However, there are some cautions to its use.
1. Plants, of the submerged variety, can be killed by salting. Iris, Papyrus (non Mexican), Hyacinth, Hardy Lilies, Water Celery, Cattails, Water Lettuce and Aurum will survive it - although they may yellow.
2. Salt should NOT contain YPS (Yellow Prussiate of Soda) or any trace minerals if using a feed salt.
3. Salt should not be used in extremely warm weather without GREAT aeration.
4. Salt will kill string algae - the decay of the string algae will pulse the Ammonia and also consume dissolved oxygen - AERATE!
5. Salt should be added, when possible, in a divided dose to negate any possible filter stumbles.

Fish disease problems? Need some help? The help pages take you through the basics of the 'fish health work-up' diagnosis method and basic fish disease treatment methods.

90% of all health problems and fish deaths are caused by poor fish keeping! The key pages are essential reading for all beginners and intermediates who are serious about disease prevention.

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