Salt Bath?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by kelsangdol, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. kelsangdolValued MemberMember

    I read in a book that 2 cups=1 tablespoon of salt. Will that work?
    I need to do this for a fungus problem.
    Sorry, I don't have anything for a gallon or more. :(
  2. NutterFishlore VIPMember

    I'm not certain what you mean. If your asking is 2 cups of salt the same amount as 1 tablespoon of salt, then the answer is no. 2 cups is probably about 20 tablespoons. If your asking about the ratio of aquarium salt to water to help with body fungus & other things then it is about 1 rounded tablespoon of aquarium salt to every 5gal or 19lts of water. 1 tablespoon is 3 rounded teaspoons.
  3. yukoandkValued MemberMember

    In general, 0.3% salt concentration is pretty strong and effective in treating minor fungal/bacterial infections and some parasitic infections such as ich. To achieve 0.3% salt concentration, you need 3 tea spoons (or 1 table spoon) to a gallon of water. Measuring salt with a spoon is not an exact math depending on the size of granules, but in most cases close enough. And you will want to raise to this level gradually over a day or two. If you are preparing a salt bath or dip, I'd still start with 0.3% and give a couple dips per day.

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