Supplement containing concentrated iodine. In marine aquariums iodine is crucial for general cell functioning and the transfer of nutrients between them. Iodine is constantly consumed by tank inhabitants, therefore, without supplementation its level drops quickly. Iodine is used by corals for synthesizing pigments which allow them to adapt to variable lighting conditions and protect the fragile coral tissues from UV radiation. Iodine intensifies dark blue and purple colouration of hard corals. Appropriate iodine content in seawater tank supports shrimp molting. Regular dosage of Iodum keeps iodine content at the same level as in natural seawater.
10 ml of the product increases the iodine level by 0.1 mg/l (ppm) in 100 litres (27 US gal) of water.
The recommended level of iodine in aquarium water is 0.055 – 0.07 mg/l (ppm).
Recommended dosage: 1 ml/100 l (27 US gal) of water daily
Dosage should be based on microelements consumption. Note, that each aquarium is different and final dosage depends on the coral cast and individual aquarium needs. Both, deficiency and excess micronutrients will affect aquarium inhabitants, therefore dosage should be selected and modified on the basis of regular Aquaforest Lab water tests.
The recommended level of iodine in aquarium water is 0.05 – 0.07 mg/l (ppm).