Overdose of Iodine

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  1. ml

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    Hi all
    I ones again made a terabaal mistake and overdosed my tank with jodium and now I have slime algea. Dont worry my Fraggs is not coverd by algea. Please help me, and give me more and more advise.

    Thanks in advanse
    Morne
     
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  3. Falcon

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    run carbon....and couple water changes...
     
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    I am running carbon and +- how many waterchanges must I do ??
     
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    Morne - your skimmer removes iodine - PLUS, iodine only stays in the water, for +-24 hours. So - how long ago did you "overdose" with iodine? How much iodine did you add to the water?

    You can also place an airpump and airstone into your tank's sump, and the extra oxygen in the water will also remove the iodine.

    Just take into account that when you do a water change, you also adding iodine into the water, as the new / freshly mixed salt water also contains iodine.....
     
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    Yip run a wet skimmer = best way to remove iodene.
     
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    Add Seachem Prime which will neutralise the excess iodine in fact all iodine. Animal Kingdom has
     
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