Salt

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    Angel

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    I keep seeing post and replies on people "salting their pond" or using as a treatment.

    I would like to know why. I have never used it ever nor ever heard of it till this group. I don't think I need it but inquiring minds want to know.
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    im a believer that:
    salt doesn't do anything but add "junk" (stuff) to your water that is not required even during treatment of an illness, MANY people swear by using salt however.
     
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    Salt usage does have its value as a stress reducer and as a paraticide and a bactericide in certain circumstances when needed. Problem is it overused by hobbyists as a cure-all (which it is not). Hence why it is often referred to as "pond aspirin"
     
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    Salt is something of a placebo, it makes the ponder feel like they are doing something to 'help' might make them feel better

    In some circumstance, a salt bath quarantine is effective for a few conditions

    In a pond, it's poisonous to plants....
     
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