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So we know salt is bad for plants. We know that salt is a good way to treat disease. We know that keeping fish in their familiar environment is less stressful...

My betta had a touch of fin rot that did not seem to respond to a combo of maracyn and ichX. So I devised this...

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The giant pickle jar is floating freely in his tank. It is at his familar temperature, and I am feedinng very lightly and changing the salted water 50% daily. He looks better and seems pretty happy honestly. I vote big win.

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@lefty o are any of them floating? It would be nice to be able to put some in there with him, but the sacrificial water lettuce at least gives him cover.

My real issue is that I have too many other things in various quarentine tanks. This would not work with most fish or most tanks of course. But I was thinking about how fry boxes work, using the heater of the parent tank, and that gave me this idea, and I had the gaint pickle jar, so...¬†ūüėé

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First take this list with a huge grain of saltūüôā. I have been working a spreadsheet that has most the common aquarium plants.¬† I have hidden most of the columns in the spreadsheet just for clarity, but I have left unhidden the notes column where 'brackish' would show up.

Also recently I have also working on the origin of the Family, genus, species, etc name.

I do not have personal knowledge if the information below is true, only that it has been reported in the literature.

     
     
Genus Notes  
     
Alteranthera    Alternating anthers
Ammannia    Honoring Johann Amman
Anubias brackish Egyptian god of the afterlife
Anubias brackish Egyptian god of the afterlife
Anubias brackish Egyptian god of the afterlife
Anubias brackish Egyptian god of the afterlife
Aponogeton rest period Neighboring the Apono tribal district of Gabon
Azolla  Anabaena Azollae Local name named by Lamarck
Bacopa brackish Aboriginal name in French Guiana
Bacopa brackish Aboriginal name in French Guiana
Cabomba Yellow flowers Likely an aboriginal name
Cabomba Yellow flowers Likely an aboriginal name
Ceratopteris  Multiple cryptic species Greek cerato, horned, and pteris, fern, referring to the antlerlike
Ceratopteris  Multiple cryptic species Greek cerato, horned, and pteris, fern, referring to the antlerlike
Crinum Lily flowers from the Greek krinon for lily
Cryptocoryne    derived from the Greek crypto, hidden, and koryne, meaning club
Cryptocoryne     
Cryptocoryne  small  
Cryptocoryne  medium  
Cryptocoryne     
Cryptocoryne     
Cryptocoryne  Bronze leaves  
Cryptocoryne  Easy  
Cryptocoryne     
Ceratophyllum  Nitrate absorber  
Echinodorus Heavy feeder  
Echinodorus Heavy feeder  
Echinodorus Heavy feeder  
Echinodorus Heavy feeder  
Echinodorus Heavy feeder  
Echinodorus Heavy feeder  
Echinodorus Heavy feeder  
Echinodorus Heavy feeder  
Echinodorus Heavy feeder  
Echinodorus Heavy feeder  
Echinodorus Heavy feeder  
Echinodorus Heavy feeder  
Eleocharis    
Eleocharis    
Hemianthus     
Hygrophila    
Hygrophila    
Lilaeopsis brackish  
Limnophila    
Ludwigia    
Micranthemum    
Micranthemum    
Microsorum (Leptochilus) Brackish  
Microsorum Brackish  
Myriophyllum    
Nesaea    
Nymphaea    
Nymphoides    
Pogostemon    
Riccia  Liverwort  
Rotala    
Sagittaria Brackish Arrow leaf
Staurogyne    
Taxiphyllum  Bryophyte  
Versicularia Bryophyte  
Versicularia Bryophyte  
Vallisneria  Heavy feeder  
Vallisneria  Heavy feeder  
Vallisneria  Heavy feeder  
Egeria    
Egeria    
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4 minutes ago, Brandy said:

OMG. This is gold. Thank you @Daniel! Put this somewhere safe!

One day when I have filled out all the columns which include things like PAR, native distribution, propagation, etc. I will post the whole thing in the files sections. I have to give @Streetwise credit for nudging me on this. He is always asking plant family relationships and stuff, so I just started keeping a list and turned into this spreadsheet.

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