An all natural sea salt, used in the pond to improve fish gill function and to reduce stress. During period of stress and disease healthy gill function is disturbed. This can lead to the loss of electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and chloride through the gills. This interrupts healthy gill function by reducing the intake of oxygen and the release of carbon dioxide and ammonium from fish. Treats up to 550 gallons.
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Directions For Use:
Once added to the pond, salt does not evaporate and is not filtered out! After making the initial treatment with Pond Salt, add more salt only when making a water change. If, for example, you remove 50 gallons with a water change add only enough salt for 50 gallons.
Ponds without plants: Add one 2 ½ cupfuls (728 g) for every 100 U.S. gallons (378 L) of pond water. Sprinkle the salt evenly around the perimeter of the pond. After one hour, measure the salt level with the Salt level Test Kit. The salt level should be 0.2%. Add a small amount of salt if necessary. Make a 10% to 20% water change to reduce the salt level.
Certain aquatic plants are sensitive to salt; use this lower salt level when plants are present. Add one 1 1/4 cupfuls (364 g) for every 100 U.S. gallons (378 L) of pond water. Sprinkle the salt evenly around the perimeter of the pond. After one hour, measure the salt level with the Salt level Test Kit. The salt level should be 0.1%. Add a small amount of salt if necessary. Make a 10% to 20% water change to reduce the salt level.
Disease treatment: Aquarium Salt may be used as a short-term bath to treat external parasites (Tricodina, Ichthyobodo, or Epistylis). Using a clean plastic container, dissolve 2 ½ cups (370 g) for every 10 U.S. gallons (40 L) of water. Do not use tap water. Carefully place the infested fish in the salt bath (2.0 %) for 5 to 10 minutes then.
DO NOT leave the fish in the salt bath for longer than 10 minutes. Be sure to cover the bath container with netting or similar material to prevent fish from jumping out of the bath container. After 10 minutes, place the treated fish back into the pond. The salt bath may be repeated in 24 hours if necessary.
Compatibility: Pond Salt can be used withal pond fish including goldfish and koi. Pond Salt will not change pH. Some aquatic plants grow better at a lower salt level. When adding salt to a water garden containing plants, use the lower salt level (see Directions for use).
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