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iodine & calcium for inverts - impact in planted tank?

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by growitnow, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. growitnow

    growitnow Lifetime Charter Member
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    Hello,

    Invert recipies suggest dosing with iodine & calcium to maintain healthy shrimp, or snails for those who *want* to keep them.

    Any reason in the planted tank not to dose idodine or calcium?

    How much/frequently not sure but as one example: kent marine calcium at half strength = 2 drops/5gal every day; diluted iodine [not sure of typical dilution], couple drops/5gal 3x per week. Example extracted from misc. shrimp/snail site.

    Thanks,

    "growitnow"
    Bob
     
  2. Frolicsome_Flora

    Frolicsome_Flora Guru Class Expert

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    if you have sufficient GH for your plants, then I dont see why youd need to dose more for the inverts.. no clue on the other though
     
  3. Tom Barr

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    A small amount of Iodide will cause no issues for plants near as I or anyone seems to be able to tell. I've added it etc.

    Iodide enriched table salt can be used in small amounts.
    Or seasalt etc would be better.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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