Aquarium salt 3kg with Deioniser
Aquarium salt 3kg raises salinity for fish that require extra sodium, such as many Australian native species, live bearers, and brackish water fish that require higher sodium levels to survive in captivity.
- Increase General Hardness (GH)
- Increase Carbonate Hardness (KH)
- Increased Natural Minerals & Trace Elements (Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Calcium and many more)
- Reduces Heavy Metals
- Helps Detoxify Ammonia into harmless Ammonium
- Removes toxic aluminium from tap water
It also helps to prevent infections and aids in the healing process of wounded fish.
Dosage : 1 Teaspoon of mix per 10L of aquarium water, higher amounts can be used where required.
How Does Salt Work ia an Aquarium ?
Salt essentially causes death by dehydration. By raising the salinity of the aquarium water. Water is sucked out of the bacteria, fungus, or parasite as osmosis seeks to balance the salt concentration on each side of its membrane or skin. These tiny microorganisms dehydrate faster than the fish (because the fish has more mass and stored water).Therefore the pathogens end up dying before their hosts do. However, some microorganisms can withstand higher salinity. Which is why salt is not a 100% bulletproof solution.
Note: aquarium salt does not evaporate or get filtered out