Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 06-25-2006, 08:56 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Duluth, Minnesota
Posts: 34
iodine levels

I am the new owner of some mushroom corals and torch coral, and my LFS told me that I should be adding iodine to my water to help them. I've been adding purple up to my water since my tank finished cycling 4 monthes ago, and its kept the calcium levels up around 480 and allegedly it adds iodine to the system as well. i only have a 20 gallon tank, and i almost caused my tank to crash once already by adding micro-invert to feed some star polyps whose nutrient requirements i was misinformed about. i don't want to kill my tank with too much iodine but my mushroom is looking a little saggy right now (all levels are normal). Should I assume I'm good with the purple up, or should I add a little bit of iodine? Check my info for tank specs. Thanks.

Ksnell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2006, 11:00 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: BFE North carolina
Posts: 472
Just keep up on your water changes and you will be fine in my experience.

Scottm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2006, 11:14 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
MarineFlake's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Memphis, Tn
Posts: 816
You need to be testing Alk, ca, mg, po4 and po3 levels. 480 ppm ca is high and can (Will) cause ph/alk to slip without contstant attention. I suspect your chemistry is a bit off though that doesn't mean its the sole issue the shroom. Never dose what your not testing for, how else will you know when to stop??? How about posting all the tank params?

To fail to plan is to plan to fail.
MarineFlake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2006, 08:59 PM   #4
Community Admin
melosu58's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 37,890
With just those corals your tank would get all the iodine it needs with PWC. If you had a large tank stocked full of corals maybe. The only thing you need is weekly PWC.
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2006, 12:50 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Duluth, Minnesota
Posts: 34
cool, i'll just keep up with those PWCs then. my parameters so far seem to be pretty ok, so i'm hoping the mushroom comes around eventually.

amm - 0
nitrate - 0
pH 8.2
calcium - 480
sp. grav. - 1.025
Ksnell is offline   Reply With Quote


Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iodine divedeep1689 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10 10-14-2009 11:58 AM
Iodine Levels? Squado Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 07-19-2006 09:12 AM
Iodine levels robertfah Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 03-21-2006 07:20 PM
How to Lower Calcium Levels? What can High Levels Cause? xxnonamexx Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 10-11-2005 03:34 PM
Very low iodine levels ... why? limitup Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 09-07-2004 09:58 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.