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Postby Tony » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:45 pm

Announcement !!
A warning notice to our customers .

There is a seller of Malawi cichlid's that have their own group Advising their members to add SALT to their Malawi set up's , We urge our customers NOT to do this it will cause you problem's and harm your fish and put them on an osmotic roller coaster , There is no need to take our word for it , please read this if you want a 2nd opinion :-

So what's Malawi salt? I thought Malawi was a freshwater lake.

The "salt" recommended for use in Rift Lake cichlid aquaria is probably best called a mineral supplement, since it isn't based on sodium chloride. It's designed to make the water harder and more alkaline, not saltier.

Some people advocate adding tonic salt for Malawis, others reckon it can lead to Malawi Bloat. It is neither an essential nor a recommended addition to a Malawi tank, and we would never advise you to add it.

Malawi Salt, on the other hand, is handy if you live in a soft water area, since it effectively replenishes the missing minerals in your water.

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PLEASE PLEASE folk's when reading all this advice across the internet given by these new 2 minute expert's look a little deeper into just who is giving the advice before taking it ,If you don't it could prove costly to you and an unpleasant demise to your fish :td:

This very same seller is also selling F1 firefish,F1 OB peacocks etc and clearly states all the fish they sell are bred from WILD or F1 stock . :naughty: :naughty:

She has also told people you sex Demasoni by their barring !! , this lady is going to create havoc with some peoples tank's if she carries on :td: :td:
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Re: "SALT " Please read

Postby G13SUT » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:59 pm

I add seachems malawi cichlid salt to my tank. Are you saying that is bad then, or am i reading/understanding this wrong.
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Postby Deak » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:20 pm

hmmm same boat here too lol they cant mean like table salt surely??????
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Re: "SALT " Please read

Postby G13SUT » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:35 pm

Deak wrote:hmmm same boat here too lol they cant mean like table salt surely??????


Thats exactly what i thought as I've read on the forum before about people using table salt its and others said its a big no no
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Re: "SALT " Please read

Postby Tony » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:08 pm

G13SUT wrote:I add seachems malawi cichlid salt to my tank. Are you saying that is bad then, or am i reading/understanding this wrong.


Yeah , it can be misleading George, this Muppet is advising using sea salt , the seachem "salts" are minerals rather than "salt" :tu: , so yes seachem lake is the right product to be using :tu:
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Re: "SALT " Please read

Postby G13SUT » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:49 pm

Thanks tony. [FLUSHED FACE]
Was scared then
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Re: "SALT " Please read

Postby Tony » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:59 pm

Always best to ask if your not sure on anything , better to be safe than sorry :tu:
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Re: "SALT " Please read

Postby G13SUT » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:05 am

Tony wrote:Always best to ask if your not sure on anything , better to be safe than sorry :tu:

Very true!
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Re: "SALT " Please read

Postby minky » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:41 am

Nice piece of info there Tony, whats your opinion on epson salts? I plan on adding it to replicate the lakes natural mineral content, magnesium. Its a hell lot cheaper than buying the seachem brand which is basically thing.

I suffer from low KH and PH and heard if you mix epson salts with bicarb sodium you will raise these values.

Below are the measurements that ive been advise to work to
Sodium Bicarb 10ml to every 50 litres
Epson Salt 7.5ml to every 50 litres

Is it really necessary to add epson salt or will i just stick to Bicarb for raising my KH and PH levels?
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Re: "SALT " Please read

Postby Tony » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:50 am

I know some keepers use this mix instead of the branded Mineral salt's and it seem's to work for them , we are lucky here and don't need any help with the water but if we did I think I would use the branded product's , but that's just me :wink:
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