Iodine

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  1. seank

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    The Iodene we buy at the chemist, can we safely use it in our tanks, and if so, what is the proper procedure???
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    i used the normal brown one, mixed a 50ml bottle in 250ml RO, kept it in a coke buddy bottle and dosed a cap once a week
     
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    As far as i remember Iodine is Bad Iodide is good to use...
    And potassium iodide should be the safest to use.
     
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    the normal brown iodine is a mixture of pure iodine and potassium iodide.
    I use it in my tank, mix two or three drops to a cup of tank water and add it.
     
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    If you use potassium iodine (Lugol's solution) then 1 drop in 100l of water will lift the iodine level by 0.01mg/l
     
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    Well, unfortunately this is the only stuff I could find in rbay, and believe me, I have been to three petshops, 6 chemists and could only find 2 x20ml bottles.
    Dallas, can I add both bottles to the tank at once?
     
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    @459b and Keith, see the pic, this is what i could find, can I use it... Not much info on the bottle
     
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    Tincture of Iodine is I2, alcohol, and water. The alcohol is used to keep the iodine dissolved into solution. Tincture of iodine is the least desirable method of adding iodine to your tank, it is acceptable for use as an iodine "dip
     
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    You have to ask for it. Iodine has a few uses that means its sales have to be somewhat controlled. they normally keep a stash behind the counter (i have trouble getting more than 25ml's at a time). else try vert shops, they sometimes more lenient as to what they sell to the public.
     
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    looks like its just discoloured iodine, when you say 2 bottles, i forget you have over 8000L
    let @459b answer on that dosage, i can mail you some :)
     
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    Why not just buy Seacheam Iodide or Aquavitro Vibrance? A bottle lasts for ages, its is pretty cheap and is a lot safer than using something that you have doubts about.
     
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    And one of the iodine salts ( normally potassium), elemental iodine (I2) wont dissolve in water or alcohol on its own. Lugols is the same, except its made water so that it can be taken orally.
     
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    seank has 9000L, that bottle wont wet his sump
     
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    Problem is, I ran out last week, and for the life of me, I soooo wish a descent LFS wants to open shop here, so much so that I am thinking of doing a full blown marine LFS here.....
    Dave, I have asked the chemists (all of them), some say they do not even keep it.... So ja, I need to add some, and only have these 2x 25ml bottles
     
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    Have no idea on the chemical stuff my friend... But what I do know is that recent studies have found elevated I levels in billfish......
     
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    @Mewik, I used to buy concentrated stuff from Palmerc before, but he does not do it anymore. Got from MidasBlenny after that, but that also died down, have not seen him on the forum in ages
     
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    Ok, final conclusion... Can i add these bottles or not?
     
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    Sean let me check what i can find for you. If i find some i will ship for you.
     
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