dosing iodine

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  1. frankie fish

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    just a quick question,i recently started adding iodine 2 my tank. I suspect that i dosed a bit 2 much,coz on the bottle it says 1ml per 100l. I added about 10ml,and now my zoa's r all closed up,as well as my brown starpolyps. Is it maybe because of the iodine,will it pass,and how long about? It's almost a week now.
     
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    I dont think its cause of the iodine. When i have overdoesed to the piont of making corals close up, they normally open up again by the next day.
    Have you doesed/chaged anyhting else recently?
     
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    Hey Frankie,it's advisable to buy yourself a iodine test kit.Never add chemicals to your tank if you can test your water to determine the levels of what ever you are thinking of adding to your water.

    To much iodine is very dangerous and it can damage coral tissue,and it should never be in excess of 0.08ppm.

    Do a water change,and see what happens.
     
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    The reason why i suspect iodine is that on the coral profiles of zoa's and xenid's ect,it says they r sensitive 2 iodine. It's only those 2 that r not opening up properly. I will test the water asap.
     
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