Minanora Posted July 27, 2022 Share Posted July 27, 2022 (edited) Alright, so I often kept salt in my 75 at the rate of 1tbsp per 5 gallons. My plants have always been fine with this salinity. Then on Monday I stumbled into a conversation with @PineSongabout Java Ferns and magnesium/potassium. So my gears have been turning ever since. Easy brine shrimp salt is essentially reef salt and it does have calcium, (which I have no shortage of in my tank so this may not work at all for me), BUT it also contains magnesium and potassium in small amounts. I'm not sure on the math yet but I'm thinking I could change my salt addition to part standard aquarium salt and part easy brine shrimp salt without raising my GH and pH too much and get some extra magnesium and potassium in the tank after my water changes. I may try this. But in a test bucket so I don't turn my liquid rock into *Plus Ultra* liquid rock. I know I can add magnesium in other ways and, I likely will, but this just seems like an interesting idea to talk about. I'm sure others have used reef salt in planted tanks before. For those with RO/DI or overly acidic water, I feel like reef salt could be an excellent product for water amendments. For me, it's probably a bad idea. But the thought crossed my mind so here I am. *Shrug* 😊 Edited July 27, 2022 by Minanora Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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