newbeewonkanobe (Stranger)
07-08-02 03:06
No 329783
      iodide powder  Bookmark   

i'm probably gonna get flamed hard core for this but i am a little confused by this. in my search for iodine tincture online i ran accross a 4 lb. supply of iodide powder for $12.88 (US) (that's what it is called on the site.) the details that were listed are as follows:

"A feed supplement for correcting deficiencies of iodine. Contained in a dextrose base. Do not administer to animals showing symptoms of acute respiratory conditions."

i'm probably an idiot, this seems toooo good to be true so it probably is. please help. i utfse but everything i saw was potassium iodide, something something triiodide. i could not find just plain iodide. i know nothing about chemical names. thanks for all the fire, flames are always welcome.
(Hive Addict)
07-08-02 03:24
No 329787
      It is probably sodium or potassium iodide with ...  Bookmark   

It is probably sodium or potassium iodide with shit loads of glucose powder.

Try searching for photography chemicals with you national engine.

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(Hive Bee)
07-08-02 03:31
No 329790
      It sounds like it is a feed supplement containing ...  Bookmark   

It sounds like it is a feed supplement containing an iodide salt in,possibly KI.
4lbs sounds a lot so there may be a low percentage of the salt in it.Does it say what percentage of iodide is in it?

(rated as:eggsellent)
07-09-02 23:09
No 330515
      doesn't say anything about concentration, ...  Bookmark   

doesn't say anything about concentration, probably won't even fuck with it.
(Hive Bee)
07-10-02 07:33
No 330739
      Probably contains less than 0.001% percent.  Bookmark   

Probably contains less than 0.001% percent.

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(Hive Bee)
07-12-02 04:56
No 331517
      Try searching your local pet store in the fish ...  Bookmark   

Try searching your local pet store in the fish section.
You wont be disappointedwink.
(Vamp-Bee, Retired)
07-12-02 08:46
No 331609
      Re: Try searching your local pet store in the ...  Bookmark   

Try searching your local pet store in the fish section.  You wont be disappointed

Yeah you will. Just about everything on the shelves was either formulated by me, or was "beta" tested by me.   I'll spare you the technical explanations of why, but everything commercially available is very weak, or in a chelated form.  Playing with halogens in fish tanks (actually reef tanks) is considered very advanced (thin margin of error, requiring constant monitoring), and therefore the supplements are not only weak, but phenomenally expensive.  In the non-chelated iodine supplements, the most commonly avail is a 1% KI solution.
You may be able to find lugols in 1/2-1oz bottles.  Lugols is something like 10% KI, 5% I2 +h2o.  I also pioneered (along with another biochemist) the lugols thing in reeftanks.  Because a 1/2-1oz bottle lasts the average aquarist a year or two, the price is fairly high (up to $15).  It's usually only carried by very advanced stores, or via mailorder from the advanced outfits.  I can't name brands, but one of them is just Humco pharm lugols purchased from a local pharmacy by the case of 1liter bottles.  (how do I know?  I'm the one that used to buy the cases for one of the companies I worked for and did the repackaging- and they still use the same pharmacy).  It can be ordered from the pharmacy- a liter costs about the same as the 1/2-1oz dropper bottles.  I never extracted the I2, but it should be pretty easy, and should give a higher yield than the 7% solution.  KI or NaI could easily be purchased in bulk from a chem company inexpensively (it's for your reef aquarium).  I don't think they've clamped down on KI or NaI.

There are a few useful chems used in aquaria, but they are very expensive (bloodsucking companies capitalizing on peoples ignorance), and usually weak/watered down and often don't list ingredients so they can be marketed as magic-stuff-in-a-bottle.  I finally got sick of it and started formulating my own supplements out of acs/usp grade chems in known amnts printed on the label, or I sold the chemicals individually for a fraction of what the shit at the stores cost.  I guess I'll never get rich, I have a problem assfucking the ignorant for a profit :(  (there's a very popular "magic-stuff-in-a-bottle" that's sold with a ton of extreme claims for a $25/16oz or $175/gallon....  it's simply water and sugar)

She Who Dances With Hampsters