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    salt in pond

    I guess with the 10%+ a day trickle through,, and the water softener filter attached to it,, I no longer have any detectable salt in my pond.... is this ok?
    Should I have at least some detectable level?

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    I'd cringe if I had any detectable level of salt in my pond. Did you treat for illness with salt at one point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Appliance Guy View Post
    I'd cringe if I had any detectable level of salt in my pond. Did you treat for illness with salt at one point?
    I used it originally to calculate exact gallonage using a salinity calculator... then would randomly dumd 10 or 20 pounds in... but haven't done that in almost a year since being advised not to.... for some reason I thought they needed a little

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loco4Koi View Post
    I used it originally to calculate exact gallonage using a salinity calculator... then would randomly dumd 10 or 20 pounds in... but haven't done that in almost a year since being advised not to.... for some reason I thought they needed a little
    In the absolute loosest sense of the meaning, yes, they need salt as part of the osmo-regulatory process of vital organs. But that is accomplished by normal (untreated) water. Adding salt is limited to specific disease/water quality related issues and confined to a QT set-up. I'm a member of the 'never salt a main pond club'...

    I think MCA likes to say "Salt is for French Fries" (or something to that effect...) I do have salt handy in case of emergency (what I don't know) AND in case of suspected Nitrite issues related to the QT process. For those interested- Brown Blood Disease... Nitrite poisoning? Help.....!

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