Iodine Dosing!

Discussion in 'Water Parameters and Additives' started by Renier, 9 Oct 2014.

  1. Renier

    Renier

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    Hi Guys

    I have bought the following Iodine from the chemist.
    I also have a Salifert Iodine Test kit.

    Just a question is anybody using this brand?

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    any recomendations on how to dose?

    I have a total water volume of +- 230 l

    My plan so far is to measure the iodine levels.
    and the dose 1 drop mixed with RO per 200 l every 3rd or 4th day and the re measure?
    can anybody see a problem with that.

    Kind Regards
     
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  3. lourensmocke

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    Hi, I am not sure, but would also like to hear what others have to say.
     
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    I use chemist bought iodine.

    Do as you plan and see how it goes, think you might beed to up the dosing a little bit to see results.
     
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    As far as i remember you shouldnt be usung iodine , but rather iodide.
    Seachem told me ,
    " ine " Bad
    " ide " good
     
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    there is a difference between lugols solution and normal iodine. david is correct that iodine is not the correct one to use. However, lugols solution is the right one. just be very careful and go slow with it as overdoing can lead to tank crashes...and remember the iodine test kits are not the easiest to use..i normally dose 3-4 drops on my 360litre sps tank every 2nd day or so
     
  7. Renier

    Renier Thread Starter

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    Ok so this is lughols solution and the correct one if I understand correctly.

    Other than polyp extension an maintaining the correct iodine concentration,
    What other benefits are there to dosing Iodine?

    Thanks
     
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    Taken from Wikipedia " Lugol's solution is also used in the marine aquarium industry. Lugol's solution provides a strong source of free iodine and iodide to reef inhabitants and macroalgae. Although the solution is thought to be effective when used with stony corals, systems containing xenia and soft corals are assumed to be particularly benefited by the use of Lugol's solution. Used as a dip for stony and soft or leather corals, Lugol's may help rid the animals of unwanted parasites and harmful bacteria. The solution is thought to foster improved coloration and possibly prevent bleaching of corals due to changes in light intensity, and to enhance coral polyp expansion.
     
  9. Renier

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    Thanks Blue reefer

    I do have zenia and other softy's and recall them doing really well using a commercial brand iodine.
    Ill try it and see how it goes.
    Just tested the water and I have a Iodate and iodide reading of 0.01ppm
    so will slowly up this to NSW.

    Ill revert back to you guys.

    Thanks.
     
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    Renier what was the result of your iodine test?
     
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