Iodine

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  1. clown

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    :thumbup:HI,

    IM looking for any one that have extra iodine left or want to sell theres or if any one knows where you can by iodine in a big volume.


    Clown - Cape Town area :wave2:
     
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  3. maj

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    im sure u can get iodine at the chemist
     
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    Clown - I mostly use/buy the AlphaKem Iodine Tincture. This supplies me with both a carbon source (alcohol) as well as iodine source for my tank..... I got some at Diskem for R4.95 each for a 20ml bottle..... Ensure that you dilute this at least 1 to 10 before dosing to your tank. (BTW: This is the brown iodine - you also get the white iodine where the brown coloration have been removed - and this is water based, and not alcohol based)
     
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    thanks Jacques that very useful
     
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    HI :wave2:,

    Is the brown or the white one better?

    If dilute this at least 1 to 10 - if the bottle is 220 ml, how much still water do I add?

    I know it is a stupid question ,but I want to make sure I do the right thing.

    Clown.;)
     
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    Hi Clown - The iodine tincture bottles are 20ml. A 10-to-1 ratio, would mean 200 ml RO water and a 20ml bottle of iodine tincture added together.

    The iodine tincture is alcohol based - meaning, if you actively dose bacteria to your tank as well, then the alcohol would act as the carbon source to feed the bacteria. Mind you - IF you do not dose enough bacteria, you might have a cyanobacteria outbreak then.

    I would say - for now - to start off with, the white iodine would be better.
     
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    Don't forget to use a reliable iodine test kit so that you don't over-dose. Read this Iodine before you dose iodine.
     
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    Clown:wave2: A quick question.

    I have the white Iodine (water base).
    Do I still water in down of a ratio of 10 to 1?

    How much do I give my 120lt nano tank on every 2nd week?


    Many thanx
    ;)
     
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