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Old 11-05-2012, 06:31 PM   #1
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Zoa care !

I'm aiming for a zoa garden kind of set up in my 75g and I seem to be having great results from feeding reef snow twice a week and dosing with tropic Marin pro coral iodine daily and a 10% pwc weekly ! I was just wondering what you lot find helps with the zoas and pallys growth rates and overall well being ?
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:36 PM   #2
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Why do you dose iodine daily? How much do you dose and how do you measure? Finally, what lights do you use? Your results look great!!!
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:46 PM   #3
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I've used iodine since I set up this system two years ago and all my corals seem to be thriving ! I only dose 1 drop a day ! Lights are 2x tmc aqua-ray reef White/blue led,s 1x Arcadia moonlight blue/purple led 1x t8 reef blue and 2x t5 reef whites !
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:58 PM   #4
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Sorry !!! To answer your question how do I measure ! I don't lol ! My mate who owns west midlands aquatics doses his 500g with 8 drops a day and he recommended I do 1 drop a day so I listened and his advice and it seems to have payed off ! He's been keeping fish since he was 7 and he's 63 now so he knows what he's doing ! A few people I know swear by using iodine as the corals deplete it from the water column ! He's been doing an in depth test once a month on my water for the last 4 years and the last two years I've been using iodine doesn't seem to have made much difference so I guess the corals are taking iodine from the water column hence the reason they are doing so well !
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:02 PM   #5
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Ya 1 drop isn't even come close to overdosing a 75g so I wouldn't be worried either.. I'd love to know more in depth of how much your tank is depleting daily and how much that one drop in 75gs actually equates to since I've never even owned an iodine test lol
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:15 PM   #6
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Yeh no chance of overdosing !!! My brother does 1 drop a day also and his system is thriving to ! We do not own an iodine test but would be interesting to see the results !
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:25 PM   #7
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Here's a pic under the Arcadia blu/purple LEDs !

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I put it down to the iodine ! I may not totally understand the logic but I can tell you it's working lol !
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:14 PM   #8
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I bought iodine for my 29 gal but I'm so afraid since I know a tiny bit too much is uber toxic to many things. Any suggestions for my size?
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I would like to dose 3 drops a day in a 150 gallon. What brand do you use? Where do you get it?
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:21 PM   #10
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Is there a real set dosing rate??
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