Continuum Aquatics 1-oz. Reef Basis Lugol's EX
Reef•Basis Lugol's EX is a very powerful 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. This will allow them to open more fully and be more beautiful. Reef•Basis Iodide contains no gluconate or polygluconate.
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. You can use Reef•Basis Iodide or Reef•Basis Sustain Iodine as a basis for your iodine for your reef and then add the Lugol's as a booster, but be careful not to overdose. If you are propagating corals, be sure to use Coral Exponential 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 Micro•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.