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Old 01-23-2012, 10:32 PM   #1
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Low iodine

Okay, I've had two emerald crabs die from molting issues, so I decided to get an iodine test. I just did it, and it shows that my iodine level is at 0.03 whereas sea water is at 0.06. Should I get something to correct the discrepancy, or just not worry about it?

I do have one emerald crab that looks ready to molt, but I don't think he has done so yet. He has, however, lost half of one of his back legs. No clue how.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:11 PM   #2
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When was your last water change? The salt mix should elevate the idodine to where it should be.
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When was your last water change? The salt mix should elevate the idodine to where it should be.
I did a 5G water change last Thursday. I'll do another one on Thursday and test again... perhaps I should test the water from my lfs to see what the levels are in that.
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5g change? What size is your tank and how often do you do changes? I'd be very wary of adding iodine. Never knew there was a reliable test for it either.
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I only have a 28 G. I do weekly water changes. As far as I know, yes, there are accurate iodine test kits. This one was a little hard to read, but I found that looking at it out of focus makes it easier to match up colors.
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I have a larger system (total of 120 gallons) and I add one drip of lugols every other day. I use a salifert test kit, and this dosing regiment keeps me at nsw level. Skimmers remove iodine.
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