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Thread: iodide importance
01-08-2012, 12:24 AM #1
I have had a seachem iodide test kit for a few months but just checked it tonigh. I had no detectable iodide even though I do a daily dose of 8 drops a day as suggested. I did double check with the supplied std and it checks out at correct. Is this a param any of you fellow reefers keep an eye on and dose for?
01-08-2012, 06:25 AM #2
I have a test kit, but never even opened the box, lol. Iodine is most important in heavily populated softie dominated tanks, but most people I know don't bother testing for it or dosing it. It doesn't take much to overdose and an overdose can be deadly.
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20 long frag tank
75 gal-planted goldfish
75 gallon mixed reef with 20 gallon sump
01-08-2012, 03:01 PM #3
I've never dosed it.
I've heard xenia benefits from it and I have xenia is growing at weed-like proportions in my tank. Whatever iodine that's included in my salt mix seems to be more than sufficient.African cichlid and saltwater aquariums
01-08-2012, 10:27 PM #4
Something is using it in my tank,I dose daily,do water changes weekly and have no iodide present. I suppose I will dose it till I get the correct amount and do that for awhile. If I see no difference I will cease.
01-16-2012, 05:34 PM #5
Interesting... I should pick up a test kit to see what I have in my tank. I know I started to lose my mushrooms and could not figure out why until I was talking to my LFS. Suggested I add some iodide to the aquarium and explained the difference between iodine and iodide. Well, I dosed the aquarium and my mushrooms came back and are growing again!
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01-16-2012, 07:11 PM #6
Well,I upped the dose considerably about the time I made this thread. It actually went pretty high for a few days. Some info I saw stated the level I had was toxic others simply said its high but isn't an issue. Whatever the issues it may have caused had it stayed that high I don't know. I did see a big increase in baby zoas and the3 fullness of my shrooms,especially the watermelons. I have since stabilized it around 0.04 and will keep it that way for awhile.