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Old 02-28-2005, 10:33 PM   #1
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let's talk iodine

Should I add iodine to my tank? Do I test for iodine? Can I overdose iodine? What are the pluses and minuses?

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Old 02-28-2005, 10:39 PM   #2
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Never dose anything that you don't test for. Way dangerous thing to do. I always test just before I dose. I haven't ever dosed iodine. I have the test kit and the iodine JIC. I've tested twice now and haven't really made hide or tail of the test results yet, lol. Needless to say I haven't dosed it. So far the only things I've added to my system are Ca/Alk.
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Old 02-28-2005, 11:05 PM   #3
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Iodine is a very damgerous thing to dose. You can easily overdose it and end up with big problems. Regualr and frequent water changes will help keep your iodine at the appropriate level.
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Iodine is a trace, which is why regular water changes should keep it in check. definitely don't dose it until you've tested with a quality brand test kit (Salifert, SeaChem) and know you have a deficiency that water changes can't keep up with (common in very large reef tanks with lots of hard corals).
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sorry to but in here but what are some things to look for if you did overdose?
how would you know?


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