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Old 07-16-2006, 10:26 PM   #1
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Iodine Levels?

Does anyone know what the appropriate iodine levels are for a reef with fish and live rock? I just got a test kit and am testing it now. TIA....
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I believe anywhere from .05-.06 ppm is suitable. Marine salt mixes should automatically bring your iodine level to this though. Are you supplementing?
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I did for a couple of weeks ago and that was like a month and a half ago. I stopped supplementing about two weeks ago when I realized that I should test for it before I dose. My readings are hard to tell, but it looks like it is at about .7 or .8. When is iodine hazardous?
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not sure when it becomes a problem. lots of info says if you have pulsating zenia that you should keep your iodine levels high, especially when fragging, but i havent seen any evidence that it matters. i guess the zenia use iodine more than other corals.

i dosed my tank for about a 1 1/2 month and actually noticed a decline in health. not sure if it were due to the iodine or not. the level was at around .8.
sorry im not much help.
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In reality no iodine test kit is accurate.. it is volatile.. minute it drops into your water.. poof it gets taken.
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