View Full Version : Is iodine really necessary?

10/01/2006, 12:43 AM
I have a kenya tree, green finger leather, fox, and a torch. What is the purpose of iodine? Is it necessary? Does it come naturally in a tank with live rock, sand, instant ocean salt? Would it benefit my tank???

10/01/2006, 04:16 AM
I have a kenya tree that is about a foot and a half tall and I have to cut it back all the time...

I have never added iodine. The only thing you need to add for is alk and calcium

Randy Holmes-Farley
10/01/2006, 06:35 AM
I do not believe that iodine dosing benefits any organisms that we keep.

I discuss it here:

Iodine in Marine Aquaria: Part I

Iodine in Reef Tanks 2: Effects on Macroalgae Growth

10/01/2006, 11:12 AM
Thanks guys

10/01/2006, 11:22 AM
Thanks guys

Randy Holmes-Farley
10/01/2006, 12:15 PM
You're welcome.

Happy Reefing. :)