Flora Viv Iodide stabilised ionic iodide for freshwater shrimp, crayfish and other crustaceans. The moulting process is an important one in the growth of crustaceans and during this process comes with its hazards and the additional iodine treatment plays.
Flora Viv Iodide stabilised ionic iodide for freshwater shrimp, crayfish and other crustaceans. The moulting process is an important one in the growth of crustaceans and during this process comes with its hazards and the additional iodine treatment plays an important role.
The Continuum advantage.
Flora Viv Iodide is a stabilised, safe iodide complex, designed to nourish organisms that require iodine in freshwater and brackish aquariums.
It is particularly useful as a moulting aid for crustaceans and for use by other invertebrates and plants. Flora Viv Iodide contains no gluconate or polygluconate.
Use in aquarium keeping.
Iodine is not present in quantities sufficient to encourage moulting in crustaceans in most water supplies.
What little is present is rapidly removed through carbon and other filtration or is used up by tank inhabitants.
It is therefore necessary to supplement it for maximum invertebrate health. If keeping crustaceans, realise that after moulting, they usually hide from view to allow their exoskeleton to harden.
Also, calcium and magnesium are required to complete the moulting process. It is prudent therefore to monitor the GH levels and add Flora Viv GH+ to keep calcium and magnesium at sufficient levels.
Shake well prior to use.
Add 1/5 capful (1 ml or about 1 thread inside cap) per 40 litres of aquarium water daily to cause moulting or twice a week at other times.
Do not overdose!
Dosing through use of a drip system is a superior method of addition. Determine the amount of iodide consumption during the time it takes add the entire volume of your drip system.
To determine the amount of Flora Viv Iodide to add in millilitres, multiply your tank capacity in gallons by the amount you want to raise it in mg/l (ppm) then multiply 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 Flora Viv Iodide or about 1/4 capfuls).
Continuum recommends that you maintain about .04 to .06 mg/l (ppm) iodide level in your aquarium, when you want crustaceans to moult.