Product: Salifert Natural Iodine 500ml (Concentrated Integrator Liquid Iodine)
Applcation: marine aquarium
This additive is highly concentrated and contains a large proportion of iodate and also some iodide in the same proportions as natural sea water.
Both are present as their calcium salt as iodate is complexed with calcium in natural sea water and also, by using calcium salts, no ionic imbalance is created as it would be if potassium or sodium salts are used. 8 fl oz treats 25 gallons of water for 50 - 200 weeks.
Corals might require iodine as a de-toxifier, as a protection against uv-radiation and as a natural defense against many parasites.
Iodine is present in NSW (Natural Sea Water) in a very low concentration (0.06 mg/L or 0.06 ppm). Iodine occurs in NSW as different species. These include iodide, iodate, molecular iodine and hypoiodite.
Generally when we say iodine we mean one or more iodine species without a clear distinction being made. NSW contains predominantly iodate and to a lesser extent iodide. There is however a misconception among many hobbyists that iodide predominates in NSW. Research by Salifert and universities has proved this to be untrue.
Salifert`s Iodine supplement contains a large portion iodate and also some iodide in similar proportions as NSW.
All ingredients are of a pharmaceutical quality or even better. This ensures that no unwanted elements are added to your valuable aquarium. For excellent results try also our high-quality calcium, strontium, alkalinity and trace elements supplements.
Shake before use.
Dose 5 ml per 100 liters (25 gallons) once every 2 or 3 weeks.
Adjust dosage according to individual requirements (use an iodine test, e.g., Salifert’s Iodine Profi-Test). Every 5 ml per 100 liters (25 gallons) will increase the iodine concentration (that is iodide +iodate) by approx. 0.04 mg/L.
Keep out of reach of children. In case of contact with eyes rinse with plenty of water. Only for aquarium-hobby use. Not for human consumption (directly or indirectly)!