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Old 05-21-2012, 11:01 PM   #1
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Dosing with Iodine

How do I know how much iodine I should be adding in my tank?
I recently had a frag of GSP's die and the guy at my lfs said it was because I wasn't dosing with iodine?
How can I test for this?
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:14 AM   #2
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None is needed to be dosed. If you do regular partial water changes it will replish all your trace elements.
Reef Aquarium Water Parameters by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com
"I do not presently dose iodine to my aquarium, and do not recommend that others necessarily do so either. Iodine dosing is much more complicated than dosing other ions due to its substantial number of different naturally existing forms, the number of different forms that aquarists actually dose, the fact that all of these forms can interconvert in reef aquaria, and the fact that the available test kits detect only a subset of the total forms present. This complexity, coupled with the fact that no commonly kept reef aquarium species are known to require significant iodine, suggests that dosing is unnecessary and problematic.
For these reasons, I advise aquarists to NOT try to maintain a specific iodine concentration using supplementation and test kits."
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I would agree completely that dosing iodine is not necessary, and test kits for dosing iodine are very complicated. But on the other hand, I do 5 gallon water change once a week and 10 gallons once a month on my 120. And have noticed a improvement when I add small doses of iodine 2 a month.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:41 AM   #4
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Specifically in my brain coral
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