Can table sea salt be used in reef aquariums???

Discussion in 'Salt' started by libog2fish, Feb 15, 2011.

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  1. libog2fish

    libog2fish Fire Shrimp

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    Ok we'll i was doing a few searching on the web and happened to notice people have use table sea salt for there closed system...
    has anyone ever tried this and If you all think this is weird then let me know...:confused:
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I haven't tried it nor heard of any one who has. I suppose it could be possible. Make sure no additives are used.
     
  4. Pickupman66

    Pickupman66 Tassled File Fish

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    table salt will not work. It is iodized and contains things that are not good for a fish tank.

    I would not date to use it.

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    Pickupman66 Tassled File Fish

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    blackraven1425 Giant Squid

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    Table salt (mostly) has high levels of iodine. Not good for a reef tank, to be using large quantities of it.

    That doesn't even count the total lack of other minerals, which are absolutely necessary for a reef.
     
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    saltyfresh Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    it will work for dead rock only!!!!
    jkjk there is no nutrients that reef salt has
    ;)
     
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  9. stepho

    stepho Panda Puffer

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    Iodizes table salt probably has way to much iodine in it, and it would be more expensive to use 'sea salt' designed for human consumption than salt for aquariums. That may also have extra iodine in it I haven't checked.

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  10. gcarroll

    gcarroll Zoanthid

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    There used to be a place that sold 55lb bags of Sal De Mer (sea salt for seasoning food) and people used it as salt mix because it was cheaper than salt mix. All it was was salt from the desalinization plants in Israel. I don't know what the parameters it tested out at.
     
  11. Pickupman66

    Pickupman66 Tassled File Fish

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    I would worry about other things leftover withthw salt after the water has been removed at the desalination plant

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    I would expect that at least as much care is taken toward salt for human consumption vs salt processed for use in our aquarium.