Reef•Basis Iodide is a stabilized, safe iodide
supplement, designed to nourish organisms that require iodine. It is
particularly useful for soft corals of all kinds, particularly xenia, as
well as gorgonians, hard corals, tunicates, marine worms such as
feather dusters, sponges, macroalgae, and crustaceans, particularly
shrimp. Growth rates in xenia and gorgonians will likely improve with
it's use. It helps all corals and clams retain their coloration and
shield against strong lighting. Reef•Basis Iodide contains no gluconate
Use in aquarium keeping.
Iodine, while present in better salt mixes, is
rapidly removed through ozone, skimming, carbon and other filtration and
used up by inhabitants. It is necessary, therefore, to supplement it
for maximum invertebrate and algae health, particularly if you have
strong lighting. If you are propagating corals, be sure to use Coral
Exponential TM to provide naturally ratioed amino acids for accelerated
tissue growth along with Reef•Basis Calcium, Magnesium, and Strontium to
provide proper minerals for aragonite growth. Also, use Coral
Elements•N to add vitamins and trace minerals specifically designed for
corals. Continuum recommends that you maintain about .04 to .06 mg/l
(ppm) iodide level in your aquarium, if measuring.
Directions and protocol.
Shake well prior to use. Add 1 capful (5 ml) per
50 US-gallons (200 L) of marine aquarium water 2 to 3 times per week.
Do not overdose!
Dosing through use of a drip system is a superior
method of addition. You may mix it with buffers or alkaline
supplements, but not with calcium, strontium and similar products. See
our website for compatibility of supplements. Determine the amount of
iodide consumption during the time it takes to add the entire volume of
your drip system. Determine the amount of Reef•Basis Iodide to add in
milliliters by multiplying your tank capacity in gallons by the amount
you want to raise it in mg/l (ppm) and by 2.5. (Example: if you have a
50 gallon tank and you want to raise the level by .01 ppm with the
entire dose, you would multiply 50 x .01 x 2.5 which equals 1.25 ml of
Reef•Basis Iodide or about 1/4 capfuls). Continuum recommends that you
maintain about .04 to .06 mg/l (ppm) iodide level in your aquarium.
Warning: Keep out of reach of children. Not for
human consumption. Contains potassium iodide, if ingested, contact a
poison control center immediately! If in eyes flush with water for 15
minutes, contact a poison control center.