Water Buffers

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Seachem Brackish Salt™

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Seachem’s Brackish Salt™ is a chemically sound blend of salts designed to replicate the native environment of live bearers and other brackish estuary fish without adversely impacting aquatic plants when used at regionally specific recommended dosage. The salt is also well suited for routine aquarium freshwater use. It does not impact pH or provide buffering.

Unlike other aquarium salts currently available to the hobbyist, Brackish Salt™ is more than just a simple sodium chloride product. These other salts can burn leaves and roots in a planted aquarium. However, Brackish Salt™ does not cause this type of damage, and actually provides many nutrients crucial to healthy plant growth. Dosing of Brackish Salt™ allows for specific duplication of different brackish water environments found worldwide (such as the waters of Sumatra or the waters of Borneo). Brackish Salt™ can also be dosed for general brackish water community aquariums and general freshwater community aquarium. Brackish Salt™ is a safe and effective alternative to the sodium chloride based aquarium salts so prevalent

Tips

  • Brackish Salt™ when setting up an aquarium and when making water changes.
  • Base dose on water being added to the tank.
  • Do not use salt when simply replacing evaporated water.
  • It is best to dissolve the salt in freshwater before use.

Directions

  • All doses are for 40 L
  • Live Bearers 20 g (-1 tsp) per 40 L.
  • Estuary Yucatan or Sri Lanka 15 g (-2 tsp) per 12 L.
  • Estuary Thailand, Cambodia, Borneo, or Sumatra 40 g (-2 tsp) per 12 L.
  • Scats Dose not good for plants 80 g (-4 tsp) per 12 L.
  • Mixed Population Ask us for advice.
  • Medical Use 20 g (-1 tsp) per 40 L.

Sizes: 300 g, 600 g, 4kg

Seachem Arowana Buffer™

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Arowana Buffer™ adjusts pH to 6.5 from either a low or high pH and maintains it there for 2–4 weeks. It safely softens water by precipitating calcium and magnesium. It also improves the ability of arowanas to resist infections. It is the buffer of choice for conditioning water for Asian Arowanas.

Directions: Use 1 level teaspoon for every 40 L (10 gallons) once or twice a month (or as necessary to maintain a pH of 6.5.) Arowana Buffer™ may be initially used daily in cases of high alkalinity until 6.5 is established. It may be added directly to the aquarium at any time. Ideally, it should be used when adding or changing water by dissolving in the replacement water.

Sizes: 250 g, 500 g, 1 kg, 4 kg

Seachem Betta Basic™

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Betta Basics™ is designed to provide the optimal environment for both betta and plant. Betta Basics™ removes any chlorine, chloramine and detoxifies ammonia. It buffers the water to a pH of 7.0 and provides a healthy environment for fish and plant. Feed NutriDiet® Betta Pellet Food for optimal fish health.

Directions: Use with each water change. For best results also use 2–3 times per week. Add 1 capful (5 mL) per each 1.25 L (1.25 quarts) of water. In Betta-only bowls (i.e. no plant) use 1 capful per 4 L (1 US gallon) with water changes.

Sizes: 60 ml, 250 ml, 2 L

Seachem American Cichlid Salt™

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is a chemically sound blend of salts designed to replicate the natural environment of American cichlids. It contains all physiologically essential elements such as magnesium, calcium, sodium, potassium, and includes trace components such as iron, aluminum, and iodide. It does not contain harmful or unnecessary ingredients such as nitrates, phosphates, arsenic, lithium, or cadmium. Use Seachem's Cichlid Trace to restore and maintain important trace elements between water changes.

American Cichlid Salt is formulated so that dosages vary depending on the species' origin and need only be added when setting up an aquarium or with water changes.

Tips:

  • Add American Cichlid Salt when setting up an aquarium and when making water changes.
  • Base dose on water being added to the tank.
  • Do not use salt when simply replacing evaporated water.
  • It is best to dissolve the salt in freshwater before use.

Directions:

  • All doses are for 110 L
  • South American  2.5 g (1/2 tsp).
  • Central American 1.25 g (1/4 tsp).

Buffering: Acid Regulator ™ (pH 4.5-5.8) and Neutral Regulator ™ (pH 7.0) should be used to adjust pH.

Sizes: 50 g, 250 g, 20 kg

API pH Up

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Raises pH and makes aquariums more alkaline. Fast-acting, colourless and easy-to-use.

Seachem Tanganyika Buffer™

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Tanganyika Buffer™ is a blend of carbonate salts designed to enhance the natural environment of cichlids by increasing alkalinity, carbonate hardness, buffer capacity, and pH. It is formulated to maintain a pH of 9.0–9.4. For optimum replication of the Tanganyikan environment, use with Cichlid Lake Salt™, Cichlid Trace™, and NutriDiet® Cichlid Flakes.

Directions: Use 5 g (1 level teaspoon) for each 40–80 L (10 to 20 US gallons) of water each day until desired pH is attained and maintained. Thereafter, use as required to maintain pH, usually no more than once every two to three weeks.

Tips:

  • Add Tanganyika Buffer™ when setting up an aquarium, when making water changes.
  • Add Tanganyika Buffer™ between water changes as needed to maintain pH.
  • Formulated to maintain a pH between 9.0 and 9.4, depending on the amount used.
  • For lower pH, use Malawi/Victoria Buffer™ (pH 7.8–8.4),
  • It is best to dissolve the salt in freshwater before use.

Sizes: 250 g, 500 g, 1 kg, 4 kg

Seachem Malawi/Victoria Buffer™

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Malawi/Victoria Buffer™ is a blend of carbonate salts designed to enhance the natural environment of cichlids by increasing carbonate hardness, buffer capacity, and pH. It is formulated to maintain a pH of 7.8–8.4. For optimum replication of the Malawi/Victoria Lake environment, use with Cichlid Lake Salt™, Cichlid Trace™, and NutriDiet® Cichlid Flakes.

Directions: Use 10 g (one level teaspoon) for each 40 to 80 L (10 to 20 US gallons) of water each day until desired pH is attained and maintained. Thereafter, use as required to maintain pH, usually no more than once every two to three weeks. For precise dosing, use the Seachem Digital Spoon Scale.

Tips:

  • Add Malawi/Victoria Buffer™ when setting up an aquarium, when making water changes.
  • Add Malawi/Victoria Buffer™ between water changes as needed to maintain pH.
  • Formulated to maintain a pH between 7.8 and 8.4, depending on the amount used.
  • higher pH than 8.4, use Tanganyika Buffer™ (pH 9.0–9.4).
  • It is best to dissolve the salt in freshwater before use.

Sizes: 250 g, 500 g, 1 kg, 4 kg

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