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Old 07-25-2013, 07:35 PM   #11
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How much iodine are you ingesting? Just what's in your table salt? Perhaps you take a couple drops here and there too, because you surely need it. Bad idea to add anything to the tank without testing. It will come back to haunt you when it builds up enough. All reef grade salts have plenty of iodine.
It's completely false that you will need to add supplements to the tank if you have corals. Everything you need is in your salt mix.
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Man. You don't listen or read. Test water. Wow. Your like a broken record. And why would you personally attack someone and then repeat exactly what they said? Oh I know. Your stuck behind a computer screen. This forum is to help. You just feel the need to use someone else's ideas and repeat it like its your own.
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You may also add Iodine, my rainbow welso coral was doing great for a few months. Then I made the mistake and added sand and through my tank into a mini cycle. It took two months to figure out it needed iodine. It took one drop per 25 gallons and oh what a difference it made. I understand its in the salt, however in a 29 bio cube there's not that much and everything uses it. Give it a try. You should notice something in a few days. Also, get a lfs to check your water. Always helps to have someone else check.
No. I don't want you giving bad advice. It's stupid to dump things in without testing. This is what you told the OP to do. How did you arrive at 1 drop per 25 gallons? Did you test every day until the iodine levels were that of NSW? Even in a 29 gallon tank water changes are enough. I'd be willing to bet it's not iodine.
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No. I don't want you giving bad advice. It's stupid to dump things in without testing. This is what you told the OP to do. How did you arrive at 1 drop per 25 gallons? Did you test every day until the iodine levels were that of NSW? Even in a 29 gallon tank water changes are enough. I'd be willing to bet it's not iodine.
Read the directions. You test first to find out your levels. Like I said test water. Geez
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Sorry to step in, but Yes C5 did say to test. Mr X echoed that. Bottom line is the OP needs to test. If Iodine is low, then consider adding. If its not, then there is no need. It might be something else deficient, but I agree with X that if you are using a quality marine salt and doing regular water changes to re supplement everything, there is very little chance that anything will be deficient and very little chance that you will ever need to add anything.

C5...after you have been on this forum for a while, you will probably discover that Mr X is one of the more knowledgable folks on here (at least IMO)...he's certainly not going off what other people have said for advice.
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