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  1. Marine Depot
    (VIDEO) Advanced Dosing: Beyond Calcium and Alkalinity There are a plethora of supplements available for your tank. Knowing which you should use and why can get confusing and getting good advice can be tricky. Today we'll be covering some of the more advanced reef aquarium supplements, beyond...
  2. Must Reads and Common Problems
    A collection of threads that discuss advantages and pitfalls of dosing. To those who say dosing is a waste of money or snake oil
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Whats everyone thoughts on supplements in the water? 1.Aquarium iodine Lugos Solution by Kent for corals---the one i have is 1 drop per 25 gallons. I only do a little abit at time and dilute it and pour in sump? 2. Reef Accelerator made by Instant Ocean: Has various minerals good for corals...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Does anyone add iodine to their tank?? is so does it benefit the corals? / coraline algie?? also is IODI+ a good product?
  5. General Reef Discussion
    In a 5g tank, can I get away with not testing Calcium and Alkalinity (for now) IF the tank will only be housing Zoas, Mushrooms & a Turbo Snail? I heard Zoas & Mushrooms only requires Iodine; Alkalinity & Calcium is not that crucial element for them. Turbo Snail - will require Calcium for...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, Im curious to see how many of you dose Iodine in your reef tanks to help soft corals, and if you do, do you see any improvements? Liveaquaria says to dose it and Im not entirely convinced it is needed for the longterm health of soft corals.
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I'm starting a 55 reef tank and have been doing my research of coral nutritional needs.Iv decided to go with 2 part as it seems to be a prefect balance of cost,and accuracy.I also understand you need magnesium to prevent unwanted precipitant from the calcium and alkalinity.But one thing i cant...
  8. "Soft" corals
    2 days ago I did an Lugols idodine dip on my zoa frags and they are worse now than they were when I dipped them. I followed instructions to the letter any idea what happened? They won't open now and I'm concerned because all I wanted to do was help them.
  9. General Reef Discussion
    sorry for the delay in getting back to the Current Discussion threads. have been busy at work after the start of the new year. lets start with dosing. why do we dose? what do we need to dose? how do we know when to dose? G~
  10. General Reef Discussion
    The directions for the two mushrooms I received today said to soak in an iodine bath, then pour off and rinse with tank water before putting them in the tank. I forgot to rinse them. How harmful will the trace amount of iodine be in my 75 g tank? I used 5 drops in a cup of tank water. Thanks...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Just wondering if i do an Iodine dip on live rock (that potentially might have parasites), will it kill the good bacteria? Help me out thanks
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I just bought a Red Sea Iodine test kit and some iodine. I have never added liquid iodine to my tank before, I just replenish it with weekly water changes. I just tested my iodine and it says its at 0.09 ppm. Why would it be so high? I have not added any iodine! I made a 30% water change 5 days...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I asked my wife to pick up some Iodine at the pharmacy yesterday while she was there so I can have some on hand for dipping. I read I needed Lugol's Iodineine or Iodine Tincture 2% She picked up Iodine Tincture USP the ingredients are: Iodine 2%, Sodium Iodide 2.4%, and Alcohol 47% do I need...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I came accross this article by Ronald Shimek. Do you agree that Strontium is a poison and something corals are trying to get RID of? And that Xenia do not need iodine? There are so many people who claim that iodine is important to Xenia. I had a clump of Xenia once that wasn't pumping, I...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I have a three-month-old 55g tank....recently added some xenia that did not least more than a couple weeks. Someone told me to add this true? How much? Shouldn't I test for it before adding? Thanks!
  16. General Reef Discussion
    There is something growing on my green star polyps. I would like to pull them out and dip them in an iodine treatment. Should I go with lugol's? If so does anyone have experience with it to give me some instructions? Also brands..Kent..J.Crow.. I don't know what to use.
  17. "Soft" corals
    We received a rock covered in green star polyps from a friend about 3 or so months ago.. Sometime in between then and now it developed a whiteish clear gooey/mushy like substance covering the right side of the it. The polyps still come out during the day. It also has a powerhead pointing at it...
  18. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    I have a number of zoo rocks in my tank of various colors and a few little hitchhiker patches of pulsing xenia here and there. For a while the xenia was spreading/thriving and so were the zoos. Nowadays they aren't spreading anymore and they aren't as big and full as they once were. I have a...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I was reading that Iodine supplements are a good idea for Peppermint Shrimp. I have a bottle of KENT marine Iodide that I purchased at a sale along with several supplements that I have not used yet. I was wondering if this bottle of IodiDe is the same thing as IodiNE? If so, how much and...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I've read that Iodine is as toxic as chlorine and should never be used in a reef system, yet a majority of the supplements available are Iodine and not Iodide. What are your thoughts regarding these two supplements? Is one better/safer than the other?
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