iodine or iodide

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by kylekin, Jul 20, 2008.

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  1. kylekin

    kylekin Bristle Worm

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    kent sells a product for both, but on their bottle that is iodide it says iodine is toxic.... now i do dont dose for either, one cause people have told me there should be enough iodine in the salt if i do water changes, and two because i can not find an iodine test kit anywhere
     
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  3. R34dawn

    R34dawn Ocellaris Clown

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    Seachem makes a test kit that tests for both iodine & iodide, iodide is a safer form of iodine
     
  4. kylekin

    kylekin Bristle Worm

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    awesome... so should i get both kits, or just iodide?
     
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    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    Given the choice, I would pick up the Iodine test kit. Iodine I2 is rapidly converted to iodide (a salt of iodine KI or NAI). One of them ionic bond thangs. So getting a total measure in your tank will require the iodine test kit.

    Now. Most people don't need this one. I think that Xenia and Macroalgae require iodine and will deplete a system, but you will want to skip it if you have a FOWLR.
     
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    I have and would never dose any amount of either one of them myself . But thats just me. There has been more then a few studies of them and its still not clear that there is a need to dose it ..
     
  7. kylekin

    kylekin Bristle Worm

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    sweet, thanks for the advice as usuall
     
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    Tangster Holy **** you changed your avatar for the first time since i joined!!!!!!!!