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Old 03-31-2010, 10:20 PM   #1
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Help with Iodine/Iodide

So i just ran 2 tests for Iodine with the Seachem test kit and my reading was "0" both times. No blue just a white mixture. Am I doing something wrong? Could it have been that coralife salt had 0 or is it the Seachem Reef Salt? I have only changed about 35g with Seachem. Its a 55g.
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I don't know, I have never tested for Iodine. Are you dosing Iodine/Iodide?
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No i have not added any yet. I do have some but I find it hard to believe its 0. I dont have enough corals in the tank to use it up. Only 2 frags
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No i have not added any yet. I do have some but I find it hard to believe its 0. I dont have enough corals in the tank to use it up. Only 2 frags
I'd recommend not to dose it for now. There shouldn't be a need to at this point. If there is too much Iodine it could crash your tank. It's hard to say if the test kits are accurate or not.
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I'd recommend not to dose it for now. There shouldn't be a need to at this point. If there is too much Iodine it could crash your tank. It's hard to say if the test kits are accurate or not.
I am not going to dose anything yet. I do however need to know if it is correct. I am going out of town for the weekend. When I get back I might contact my LFS and see if they will test it for me
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It has been my understanding that PWC`s will supply all the iodine you need. As far as the test I`ve never used one for iodine but you could tell by looking at the ingredients of your salt mix.
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So, why do you feel the need for iodine? I agree with Mike's assertion that PWCs are all you need to keep levels up.
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So, why do you feel the need for iodine? I agree with Mike's assertion that PWCs are all you need to keep levels up.
as far as I know you are supposed to maintain an Iodine/Iodide level of .06-.09 for some corals and inverts
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And you`ll be able to keep that level with frequent PWC`s unless you have a huge amount of inverts.
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just a bunch of small snails probably 60-75
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