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Old 07-30-2006, 06:24 PM   #1
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pulsing xenia 'shriveling' after iodine was added

subject says it all. Any ideas? Iodine was added from the pre-measured vile last night about 9:30pm. This morning, xenias were barely pulsing and their 'trunks' are more than 1/2 of their normal size.
On a side note, the tank reached over 85 degrees yesterday. I have it cooled to 80 this afternoon. Could the temp. drop over the last 16 hours cause them to react this way? Will he be okay?
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Do you have a test kit for Iodine? Typical rule is not to dose anything you can't measure later. The iodine levels would be a good thing to know. Your lfs may have a kit to test.
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LFS tests for me each wek. I am taking a sample in tomorrow for them to test. It tested fine last Monday and when I asked her about helping the green star polyp who didn't seem to b e growing at all, she said I could add iodine to give it, and other things of the like a boost. I left the store forgetting to get any and returned yesterday, bought the vials, and came home and put it in. Would a partial water change tomorrow help it, IF it is in fact the iodine making it sick? Is it too late?
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There is no reason to add iodine as long as you are doing regular water changes. As far as whether or not it is too late, only time will tell.

Take a look at this link..
http://www.fantasyreef.com/showthread.php?t=921
no additives are used in that tank.
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I agree with Mrs. Hara and Bearfan. You can get a great "basic" test kit here:
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113074

Looks like the price is going up a little bit, but still $12 cheaper than my LFS.
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Old 07-31-2006, 08:16 PM   #6
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Thanks. Yes, it's time to get my own kit. Xenia has perked up a bit today. )
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