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Old 08-20-2012, 01:08 PM   #1
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Iodine question

I have a Xenia in my tank and it looks like it's on the decline. It looks like its shrinking and the arms do not extend out; they look shriveled. My other corals: bubble, zoos, frogspawn, torch, candy cane, and various mushrooms are doing well. I told this to a dude at a lfs and he recommended I try adding iodine. I told him that I do weekly 5 gallon Pwc to my 16 gallon, and that ive always thought I didn't have to add any chems if I did this.
1. What do you think about the comment about adding iodine?
2. Do I have to add chems if I do my weekly pwcs?
3. Are there any negative side effects to adding iodine?
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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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Old 08-20-2012, 04:40 PM   #3
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But don't u need to dose iodine for shrimp? Or any other molting critter?
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:45 PM   #4
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But don't u need to dose iodine for shrimp? Or any other molting critter?
Nope. Proper pwc's will take care of them.
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:42 PM   #5
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Nope. Proper pwc's will take care of them.
Ok whats Pwc?
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:55 PM   #6
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Very sry but new with all the abbreviations and acronyms
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:00 PM   #7
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PWC = Partial Water Change
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:25 PM   #8
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I've used ro mixed salt in so I guess u mean the right salt will have the right amount of iodine?
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:55 PM   #10
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I've used ro mixed salt in so I guess u mean the right salt will have the right amount of iodine?
The salt mix u are using will work. Exactly what I'm saying. Just keep ur tank clean and parameters in line and nature will do the rest..,
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