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There are a number of different chemicals that aquarists dose for iodine supplementation.

What simple chemical might be used as an iodine supplement, but which must be dosed regularly?

Remember, this is a joke, and since I made it up, I take full blame for it. lol

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There are a number of different chemicals that aquarists dose for iodine supplementation.

What simple chemical might be used as an iodine supplement, but which must be dosed regularly?

Remember, this is a joke, and since I made it up, I take full blame for it. lol

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Is the joke that you jumped from 13 to 15?
 
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Is the joke that you jumped from 13 to 15?

I actually saw I had two #13, so I skipped 14 lol

Someday I'll probably fix one of them


 

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I actually saw I had two #13, so I skipped 14 lol

Someday I'll probably fix one of them


Well that explains everything, I was in the wrong period the whole time.
 
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And the answer is...

What simple chemical might be used as an iodine supplement, but which must be dosed regularly?

Periodic acid.

Yep, its a real thing.


Some might pronounce it per-iodic acid, like per-oxide, but I do not know if there is any definitive way to know it is not just like periodic (occurring at intervals).
 

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Per I o Dick? Not touching that everyday. :)
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