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Brightwell Aquatics Lugol's Solution, 30 ml
Brightwell Aquatics Lugol's Solution, 30 ml


 
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Brand & Manufacturer: Brightwell Aquatics

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Product Code: RBA01034

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Brightwell Aquatics Lugolís is an extremely powerful aquarium iodine solution. It should only be used by advanced reef aquarists to dose iodine as well as to create a dip for corals and their allies.

The importance of iodine in a reef aquarium cannot be overstated. Presence of iodine is vital to hermatypic invertebrates (i.e., corals, clams, and their allies that harbor zooxanthellae) because it is used to detoxify excess oxygen produced by zooxanthellae. This oxygen irritates sensitive tissue. Corals and clams that appear to shrivel or close under intense lighting are attempting to shade their zooxanthellae crop to reduce the rate of oxygen production. Iodine (as the iodide ion) essentially bonds with oxygen to form non-toxic iodate, relieving the need to shield zooxanthellae and enabling the host organism to open fully.

Instructions and Guidelines: Determine the iodine concentration in the aquarium using an accurate test kit before supplementing. Each ml of Brightwell Aquatics Lugolís will increase the concentration of iodine (ď[I]Ē) in 1 US-gallon (3.785 L) of water by 18 ppm, or approximately 0.9 ppm per drop. Add this product at the maximum dosage of 1 drop (1/20th ml) per 35 US-gallons daily to maintain a concentration of 0.05 ppm. Always try to maintain the [I] within a range of +/-0.02 ppm.


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