API - Freshwater Aquarium Salt Water Conditioner - 16 oz. (454 g)

Product Description

API Aquarium Salt, made from evaporated sea salt, is a must-have for your aquarium! Aquarium salt promotes fish health by improving gill function, making it easier for fish to breathe. It also provides essential electrolytes that fish need to reach peak coloration and vitality. These electrolytes may be lost each time you perform a partial water change, and will need to be replenished with API Aquarium Salt.

Use API Aquarium Salt in freshwater aquarium tanks when starting a new aquarium, and any time you perform a water change. Care should be taken when using salt in aquariums with live plants, as some plants may be sensitive.

Package Description: 16 oz. (454 g)

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Aquarium Salt contains no artificial additives, sugar, and unlike table salt, contains no artificial color.

It is made from evaporated sea water, which contains the following beneficial electrolytes needed by freshwater fish: calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, magnesium sulfate, potassium chloride, and sodium chloride.

Add 1 rounded tablespoon for every 5 gallons or 0.5 teaspoon for every gallon of aquarium water.

Precautionary statement(s): Prevention

  • Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
  • Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
  • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.

Precautionary statement(s): Response

  • Specific treatment (see advice on this label).
  • IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
  • Call a POISON CENTER/doctor/physician/first aider/if you feel unwell.
  • If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.
  • IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water and soap
  • IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing.
  • If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention.
  • Take off contaminated clothing and wash it before reuse.

If this product comes in contact with eyes:

  • Wash out immediately with fresh running water.
  • Ensure complete irrigation of the eye by keeping eyelids apart and away from eye and moving the eyelids by occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids.
  • Seek medical attention without delay; if pain persists or recurs seek medical attention.
  • Removal of contact lenses after an eye injury should only be undertaken by skilled personnel.

If skin or hair contact occurs:

  • Immediately remove all contaminated clothing, including footwear.
  • Flush skin and hair with running water (and soap if available).
  • Seek medical attention in event of irritation


  • If fumes, aerosols or combustion products are inhaled remove from contaminated area.
  • Other measures are usually unnecessary.


  • Immediately give a glass of water.
  • First aid is not generally required. If in doubt, contact a Poisons Information Centre or a doctor.

Fire Fighting

  • Alert Fire Brigade and tell them location and nature of hazard.
  • Wear breathing apparatus plus protective gloves in the event of a fire.
  • Prevent, by any means available, spillage from entering drains or water courses.
  • Use fire fighting procedures suitable for surrounding area.

Fire/Explosion Hazard

  • Non combustible.
  • Not considered a significant fire risk, however containers may burn.

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Minor Spills

  • Clean up all spills immediately.
  • Avoid breathing dust and contact with skin and eyes.
  • Wear protective clothing, gloves, safety glasses and dust respirator.
  • Use dry clean up procedures and avoid generating dust.

Major Spills

  • Moderate hazard.
    CAUTION: Advise personnel in area.

Precautions for safe handling

Safe handling

  • Avoid all personal contact, including inhalation.
  • Wear protective clothing when risk of exposure occurs.
  • Use in a well-ventilated area.
  • Prevent concentration in hollows and sumps.

Other information

  • Store in original containers.
  • Keep containers securely sealed.
  • Store in a cool, dry area protected from environmental extremes.
  • Store away from incompatible materials and foodstuff containers.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Suitable container

Multi-ply paper bag with sealed plastic liner or heavy gauge plastic bag.

NOTE: Bags should be stacked, blocked, interlocked, and limited in height so that they are stable and secure against sliding or collapse. Check
that all containers are clearly labelled and free from leaks.


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