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Old 06-10-2008, 01:26 AM   #91
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Disease are split into two big groups, one that can survive in salt water, and one that cannot. By adding salt, the bacteria and disease that can only survive in freshwater would not be present. If something happens, then we can eliminate some of the possible causes and act on the current situation. For example, changing back to freshwater, or other medications.
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Old 06-10-2008, 10:44 AM   #92
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Ammonia is NH3 and ammonium is NH4. With biological filter, will be converted into NO2 and in-turn converted into NO3.

As mentioned in earlier post, guppies do need salt. However, not nececssary from water that we add. They can obtain salt from their food.

Question: What is the purpose of adding salt into guppy tank water?
haha. i mixed up NH3 and NH4 with nitrite and nitrate.
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Disease are split into two big groups, one that can survive in salt water, and one that cannot. By adding salt, the bacteria and disease that can only survive in freshwater would not be present. If something happens, then we can eliminate some of the possible causes and act on the current situation. For example, changing back to freshwater, or other medications.
I see. Very useful tips.
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:12 PM   #94
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Bingo! Smart!
I still got much to learn from you, Doctor (Michael)Angelo

Now with salt in the tank, acclimatising a new guppy into the tank must be gradual, especially if the new guppy comes from pure freshwater. Difference in salinity and sudden change of water parameters may cause the guppy to be stressed, making it vulnerable to disease, which may ultimately prove to be fatal.

I personally like to use the drip method to acclimatise all my new fishes. No casualties so far.

I believe many people keep guppies without a filtration system, or without a good filtration system.. That isn't a problem, many dedicated guppy breeders around the world have been successful with the 100% WC daily and a sponge filter only.. In my humble opinion though, with a good mechanical and bio filtration system, keeping more sensitive strains such as delta tails, RREA, solid colours would be much easier without having to worry about bad water parameters which may cause fin rot, clamp fins, etc etc. Even then, i still change 30%-50% of my water daily. So far so good, hopefully my guppies will pass away naturally due to old age
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:32 PM   #95
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can someone summarise this part for me so that can add in to the list in the first message
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:55 PM   #96
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can someone summarise this part for me so that can add in to the list in the first message
Hi bro, summarize which part?
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:56 PM   #97
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think starting from post 87 onwards..
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Old 06-10-2008, 02:05 PM   #98
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What is the purpose of adding salt into guppy tank water?

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Disease are split into two big groups, one that can survive in salt water, and one that cannot. By adding salt, the bacteria and disease that can only survive in freshwater would not be present. If something happens, then we can eliminate some of the possible causes and act on the current situation. For example, changing back to freshwater, or other medications.
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Old 06-10-2008, 02:07 PM   #99
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thread 87 to 95....
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Old 06-10-2008, 02:09 PM   #100
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think I will start another locked thread and update all the inputs from you guys so as to keep it simple for reading. We will use this thread to recieve the inputs and I will update the other thread.. any objections?
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