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Old 12/03/2017, 10:08 AM   #1
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Brightwell Lugols Iodine overdose

This morning I was attempting to do my weekly dosing of 2 drops of Iodine into my Reef. while dosing the rubber bulb cracked and dropped approx half the glass tube of Iodine into the tank. I ran a test using the Red Sea Pro Iodine test kit and it was higher than the max .09. I did a 15% water change and currently mixing some more water, added carbon. Any other suggestions or thoughts on what to do?? So far I'm not seeing any negative affects. Thanks in advance.


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Old 12/04/2017, 08:04 PM   #2
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Hello! Sorry for the late response. I've been traveling. Carbon and water changes are about all you can do, but I suspect that the carbon will clean up the water column quickly enough. I suspect that any damage is done fairly quickly after the iodine is mixed into the water column. That's not that bad, in any case.


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Old 12/04/2017, 08:31 PM   #3
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Hello! Sorry for the late response. I've been traveling. Carbon and water changes are about all you can do, but I suspect that the carbon will clean up the water column quickly enough. I suspect that any damage is done fairly quickly after the iodine is mixed into the water column. That's not that bad, in any case.
I appreciate your response. I did the water change, added carbon and a so far everything is looking great.


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Old 12/05/2017, 06:22 PM   #4
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You're welcome! I meant to say that the overdose wasn't all that bad. Sigh!


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