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OKay, I have read a bunch of conflicting stuff on aquarium salt. (By the way my parameters are all fine and tanks are cycled) Basically, after seeing how the pet store had their tanks set up when I 1st started keeping freshwater fish (almosta year ago) I poked some holes in the lids of these tiny ziploc tupperware containers that I had and filled them 3/4 full with aquarium salt (about 6-8 tbsp) and stuck them in the back corners of my tanks. I have to refill them about every month to month and a half or so. I have a bunch of live plants between my 4 tanks and a variety of fish (including a number of cories, which aqua salt is sopposedly bad for) but I have never seemingly had a problem with connected to the salt. None of my fish have suffered from disease either. However, after reading so many negative stuff about using aqua salt in freshwater tanks I'm wondering if I am slowly poisoning or hurting or making uncomfortable any of my fish. Has anyone used a similar method of aqua salt distribution? does it seem like that is too much to dissolve over that amount of time? I perform bi-weekly water changes on every tank, but do not add any extra salt--only once the salt container is completely empty. It is no trouble for me to do this, as I already had the containers, and the amount of aqua salt I go through does not cost me much at all. I would just rather do this as a preventative measure than deal with specific disease outbreaks. Just looking for some opinions...