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Hey everyone im about to setup kalkwasser in my ATO but i was curious if i can add iodine and seachem's fule to the bucket (in the right amounts of course) or will something go wrong if i add all that at the same time like perspiration of the kalkwasser? Still new to all this sorry if i sound dumb

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TrentN   

Iodine should be fine, but I don't know enough about Seachem's fule to say yea or nea.

 

But the Iodine, do you really need it? in my 65g I'm very heavy on inverts and I get along with just water changes. The main use of Iodine is needed for the molting of inverts. Iodine also helps with the biological process in corals but as long as you have any reading you should have enough.

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The fule is most of the trace elements except iodine i try to dose two small doeses a week is that too much? Im going to start using a aqualifter for kalkwasser ATO and i thought the small doeses throughout the week mite be better than two bigger doeses a week please correct me if im wrong i dont really know what im doing. and have a reading? For iodine? I didn't know you could test for that. will to much iodine hurt the corals. Do i need to do a water change to get it out?

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TrentN   

A test for Iodine, Potassium, and Iron: Red Sea Reef Colors Pro Multi Test Kit (I2,K,Fe)

 

Iodine  Test Name

I2        Element

50      # of Tests

±.03 ppm     Accuracy

0 - .09 ppm     Range

Colorimetric      Test Type

 

Potassium   Test Name

K      Element

40      # of Tests

±12 ppm       Accuracy

150 - 450 ppm      Range

Titration       Test Type

 

Iron   Test Name

Fe    Element

45      # of Tests

±.05 ppm        Accuracy

0 - .09 ppm           Range

Colorimetric        Test Type

 

I don't know how much damage too much would do, if any to corals but there is a such a thing as too much for fish. I personally wouldn't dose something like iodine with out being able to test it first.

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Ok thank you for replying so fast ill keep a eye on the fish for any distress and im ordering the test kit now and thank you for the info you have been very helpful on every post ive made along with the rest of the fourm since i joined FPRS

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kbass   

The fule is most of the trace elements except iodine i try to dose two small doeses a week is that too much? Im going to start using a aqualifter for kalkwasser ATO and i thought the small doeses throughout the week mite be better than two bigger doeses a week please correct me if im wrong i dont really know what im doing. and have a reading? For iodine? I didn't know you could test for that. will to much iodine hurt the corals. Do i need to do a water change to get it out?

 

 

Although iodine is used by many corals and invertebrates, iodine can easily be overdosed with very bad results. If overdosed, it will definitely kill corals. Personally, I would avoid dosing iodine unless you are going to test for it. Although it is a bit pricey, they do make a test. Otherwise, like Trent said...regular water changes are the best bet for maintaining iodine.

 

Happy Reefing!

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AWDJosh   

Fuel is bottled phosphates, I'd suggest ME amino(called Polyp Extender) as it doesn't cause algae outbreaks like fuel can cause. I've had awesome results since switching and know that alot of the top dawgs in the industry have switched to the ME brand over the others.

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Well ill be looking into M E amino to replace if needed but i bought the litter of the fuel sooo we will see lol i will for sure be doing some more research on trace elements and different salts thank you everyone

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