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View Poll Results: How much salt and what kind?
Instant Ocean Marine Salt 4 4.30%
Seachem Rift Lake Salt 36 38.71%
Epsom Salt 34 36.56%
None of the above, please explain. 19 20.43%
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That's cool but I guess what I meant by non branded chemicals are products like SeaChem and API vs. products like baking soda and epsom salt etc. Thanks for the insight and help

Yep.. I wouldn't see any reason that it hault Fry production unless the concentration is off somehow...

What experience are you dealing with precisely? Obviously no Spawning? but what steps are taking as far as your care routine for your colony?
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I haven't read this thread yet, thought I would give my thoughts and reasons first!
First off I personally don't drink saltwater and so figure my freshwater fish wouldn't prefer to ither if given the choise. If so they would probably be living in brakish water! Second of all if you ask any vet they would probably tell you that it wouldn't be that good on the fishes liver or many other things like their osmosis that nature designed. O'well theres my two cents now I am going to see what all the experts say.

After reading the whole thread,the one that appeared to understand the most is in my opinion Pam Chin, and from all of her posts I've read she is very knowedgeable about cichlids!!!
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Lake Tangynika has natural salt content. That's why people use Epsom salt to try to simulate those conditions.
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Lake Tangynika has natural salt content. That's why people use Epsom salt to try to simulate those conditions.

Some salt is good for all creatures on this planet. Without it we could not survive.

I use salt sparingly- Epsom/Seachem My water here in Tampa Florida has changed drastically the past few yrs. Ph out of the tap is well below 8. I have to raise it a bit during water changes and my tanks hold at around 8.4ph
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