ICP test came in, iodine very low. Now what?

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Follow up to all my coral issues Please share any input

So my iodine is 21.39 µg/l (21.39mcg/l) now how do I convert that?

I want to dose Brightwell Aquatics Lugol’s I also have Red Sea Trace elements

My calcium was also low.. ICP test says Calcium 367, APex Trident said 416. I calibrated the trident last night and retested using the trident and it said 398 so that's good enough for me. I manually dosed calcium to bring it over passed 400 and now I will let the doser do its thing.

Also, manganese is low, no idea how to bring that up

I really do think that almost all my issues stem from low phosphate, iodine and possible low calcium??
 

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To continue monitoring, you will need to get an iodine kit
I use lug old iodine mainly for my zoa-Xenia and leathers
 

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I’m not a fan of Lugols as it uses an unnatural form that is reactive and may impact other trace elements such as iron, etc, I recommend iodide for those who want to dose iodine.

I never found iodine dosing useful and stopped, but experimenting in your system and seeing if it appears beneficial is a fine plan, IMO.
 
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I’m not a fan of Lugols as it uses an unnatural form that is reactive and may impact other trace elements such as iron, etc, I recommend iodide for those who want to dose iodine.

I never found iodine dosing useful and stopped, but experimenting in your system and seeing if it appears beneficial is a fine plan, IMO.
I ended up buying Seachem Reef Iodide as recommended per reef moonshiners. Maybe my SPS issues are the lack of iodine
 
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A possible lack of iodine can be my issue also with zero phosphates and low calcium..
I keep my iodine at 0.06ppm, my alkalinity around 8.25dKH, calcium around 450ppm and magnesium around 1450. This gives me a bit of "wiggle room".
 
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