The science behind Lugol’s Iodine as a coral dip
Lugol’s Solution has long been a staple tool for antibacterial treatments in the reef aquarium hobby. It is comprised of two primary ingredients. Iodine and Potassium Iodide which together provide a stable solution with potent antibacterial properties. When using Lugol’s Solution as a coral dip, target corals with potential bacterial infections indicated by freshly damage or discoloured tissue. It works especially well at treating bacterial infections on LPS corals such as Euphyllia, Cynarina, and Acanthastrea.
Total Atoll’s Lugol’s Solution is unique because it is sourced exclusively from GMP certified suppliers to ensure a high quality treatment free of any contaminants. This prevents stressing corals with any irritants, while also enabling hobbyists to confidently use our solution as a trace element supplement in the aquarium should testing indicate an iodine deficiency. Our frosted amber glass bottles help prolong the Lugol’s Solution shelf life and come with a graduated measuring dropper to aid with accurate measuring.
For more information, read the instructions on a bottle of Total Atoll’s Lugol’s Solution, or check out the full step by step coral dipping guide in Total Atoll’s Coral Dip Kit.