iodine & calcium for inverts - impact in planted tank?

growitnow

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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
 

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