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    may i know what is the x tbsp of salt for 1 gallon to cure white spot?
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    thomas liew

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    Is 1 gal = 4.5l ???

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    we are always refering to US gallons, right?
    around 3.3l to 1 US gallon, i think.

    4.5l to 1 imperial gallon, as in UK
    thomas liew

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    us gallon... the dosage is on the average.. able to treat alot of illness.. for more info, ask yimin aka DEA

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    Can use normal table salt for makan anot har?

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    cannot.. use aquarium salt or (there is another one.. something like epsom salt or something)

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    cannot.. use aquarium salt or (there is another one.. something like epsom salt or something)
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    Must i take the fishes out or add into my planted tank ?

    wat causes white spot anyway ?

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    tsp NOT = tbsp
    1 tsp = 1/3 tbsp
    1 tbsp approx = 15ml

    dosage 1 tbsp per 5 gallons (approx 20l)
    3 x dosage is safe for plants and fish, even corydoras, but i don't recommend it
    use the 1 tbsp per 5 gallons

    as above, planted tanks can usually take the salt
    unless you have very sensitive plants
    what causes white spot is this parasite called ichthysporistius multifiliis (spelling might be wrong)
    the white spot actually is the fish body's reaction to the parasite, and not the parasite itself
    when the white spot drops off, the baby parasites (tomites) are released to find new hosts, and this is when you kill them with either meds or salt

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    any recommended water change interval?
    is 1/3 tank water change sufficient for planted tank?
    light bioload.
    thomas liew

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    hi tawauboy

    water change frequency as per normal...just that you need to add back the same percentage of salt loss....
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    i use one 5ml spoon (heaped) per 2 gallons.

    combined with temperature increase. works for me.

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    thanks guys.

    was using ocean free medication and applied 4 doses, alternate days.
    not much improvements.
    think stressed the plants as stems and leaves turned black.
    changed water, removed almost dead plants and replanted.
    back breaking work and took me 2 hours and that's for 2 1/2'.
    wonder how long it takes for 4', 5',...[]

    anyway changed to salt when i changed the water yesterday.
    seems to be better as i do not see any white spots on any of the fishes.
    will keep monitoring.
    thomas liew

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    it doesn't work that way
    the fact you don't see white spots doesn't mean anything
    unless they're spot free for 1~2 wks
    keep the salt dosage up for at least a wk to be sure

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    will do.
    for another 2 wks b4 i change water.
    thomas liew

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    oh no, you can change the water, just top up with the right amount of salt
    you'll have to do some calculation to find out how much salt to add back tho
    in fact i recommend doing water changes

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    you mean water change like every 3-4 days?
    my normal water change interval is 2wks.

    when i add salt, it a 1 shot 1 tbs to 5 gallons.
    after white spot gone for 2-3wks, how to reduce salt conc?
    is it just normal water change intervals to reduce salt?
    thomas liew

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    correct
    just gradually change the water
    your normal water change is 2 wks?
    just increase the frequency for the time being

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    Seems to be an outbreak of whitespots... []
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    yeah! so far so good.
    no white spots for 2 days already.
    keeping fingers crossed.[]
    thomas liew

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