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Old 06-17-2010, 01:17 PM   #11
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i use kent coral- vite iodine and mag strodium
There it is. Do you test iodine before you dose it? It can become extremely toxic if you overdose.
As a general rule, never dose anything you dont have a test for.
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:20 PM   #12
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no i don't that is probably it i never use to use that stuff then my my co workers father told me to use some u know what i think that is exaclly what it is dude i never though of that wow how do i get it out of the water now
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:25 PM   #13
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Start doing a lot of PWC. Really no other way. I would do like 100% change over a couple days, maybe more if you have the time/salt mix.
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:27 PM   #14
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im going to go get some poly filter they have this one in my lfs tha changhes color depending on what it is taking out of the water wow thanks u dont understand how much this thing was bothering me i was depressed but now i know a possible cause i will do the changes hopefully this is it
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:33 PM   #15
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NP man. Never heard of one of those filters, but it sounds like a good idea just in case i'm wrong. You'll have to see and check if it even takes iodine out, as it is a natural element in seawater. Water changes prevent and cure probably 75% of all ailments in this hobby. Assuming the water you start with is fine, starting to do frequent PWC at the first sign of a problem is almost never a bad thing. Good luck man.
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thank you i am reading all about overdosing and i am almost certain that this is the problem will do about 6 -7 PWC with in these weeks thanks again great help AA is the best
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I can't actually see this because my webfilter at work. But it may help.
IodFAQs

A protein skimmer is supposed to work wonders too, breaks it down really quickly.
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Even though you are probably right about the iodine the ammonia is a big player too.
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Even though you are probably right about the iodine the ammonia is a big player too.
Yea, I kind of dismissed it because first it was 20ppm then 0-.25ppm. It's prolly just a bad test kit or human error. Some of them are hard to read, and either way, PWC will take care of it.
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The ammonia could be 0.25ppm now because of what has died already. I'm guessing the iodine is killing stuff.
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