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Old 03-26-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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Dipping corals

my petco and petsmart dont sell Lugol's Solution is their anywhere else i can buy it? Can i use iodine from the drug store because i think i have a serious pest.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:45 PM   #2
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There are worms everywhere I believe eating my zoas what can i do?
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:34 PM   #3
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Hope this works anyone know what to do?

Buy CVS Iodine Tincture Usp online at CVS.com
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:22 PM   #4
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Not sure but I hope it works for you. Keep us updated
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:28 PM   #5
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Im not sure either so i did a 15 second freshwater dip and got some of the worms to come out and die. Im not sure what they are but i saw a really big one that has a hole drilled into the side of the rock that i need to get out next.
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I've heard to squirt a little bit of club soda into the worms hole and he will come out really quick, the acidic fizz really ticks them off.
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Ok thanks i will try that. I found living in my corals rock an aiptasia anemone, Some mantis shrimp, some sort of worms still trying to figure out what they are. Good lesson on why not to buy coral from petco....
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If they're bristle worms, they're good for the tank. Some of your zoas may have died and it was scavenging them.
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The CVS iodine is mush stronger than the lugols. I would not recommend that dosage. Lugols won't kill everything though. I would suggest "Coral RX" as an all around, good coral dip.

Most stores do not dip their corals and most stores order corals that come straight from the ocean.
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