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Many competing buffers for reef aquaria are simply sodium bicarbonate. Such buffers have a pK or only 8.0 in saltwater and simply are unable to maintain a pH above 8.0. The low buffering pK is a function of the low carbonate/bicarbonate ratio.eight.four supplies a properly balanced (carbonate/bicarbonate) buffer system that yields an industry le...
A frequent occurrence in reef systems is low pH, while calcium and alkalinity are at optimal levels. Raise one and other may fail. One of the primary reasons for this is an improper carbonate/bicarbonate ratio. The buffer ratio changes as a natural consequence of the buffer's ability to counteract acidifying sources such as organic acids (produc...
Aquavitro Shrimp Start is a complete water conditioner ideal for freshwater shrimp aquariums. Shrimp Start targets and removes chlorine, chloramine, and ammonia from tap water. This conditioner also converts ammonia into a safe, non-toxic form that is easily eliminated in your aquarium's existing biofilter. Shrimp Start can be used during aquari...
Aquavitro Shrimp pHb is part two of a two-part water treatment system that helps to replicate the water chemistry of the natural habitats of freshwater shrimp by buffering water to the natural pH for each specific type of shrimp. When used according to directions, shrimp pHb helps to maintain the proper pH parameters of freshwater shrimp while s...
Aquavitro Shrimp pHa is part one of a two-part water treatment system that helps to replicate the water chemistry of the natural habitats of freshwater shrimp by buffering water to the natural pH for each specific type of shrimp. When used according to directions, shrimp pHa helps to maintain the proper pH parameters of freshwater shrimp while s...
Seachem Malawi / Victoria is a blend of carbonate salts designed to enhance the natural environment of cichlids by increasing hardness, buffer capacity, and pH. It is formulated to maintain a pH of 7.8 - 8.4. Use when setting up new aquariums or when conducting water changes, and in between water changes as needed to maintain pH.
• Maintains neutral ph in community aquariums.
• Reduces fish stress due to changes in ph.
• For all freshwater aquariums.
• Tests aquarium salt levels and specific gravity.
• Easy read 2 color scale with safe zone.
• Improved no wet hands design.
• Extra wide stabilizer base.
• Accurate to +0.001.
• Full range scale.
INGREDIENTS: Hard Plastic
• Helps keep aquarium chemistry stable between extended water changes reduces harmful fluctuations in pH and lowers nitrates
Used for many years in Germany, Kalkwasser was one of the first supplements used to add calcium to reef aquariums. Calcium is very important in a reef aquarium. Corals use it to create their calcium carbonate skeletons, and it is also important for snails, hard tube worms, and clams. Finally, it ensures the healthy growth of purple, pink, and gr...
Tanganyika Buffer is a blend of carbonate salts designed to enhance the natural environment of Cichlids by increasing hardness, buffer capacity, and pH. It is formulated maintain a pH of 9.0 - 0.4. For optimum replication of the Tanganyikan environement, use with Seachem's Cichlid Lake Salt and Cichlid Trace (both sold separately).
Reef builder raises carbonate alkalinity without immediately impacting on ph. With long term use there will be a tendency to stabilize at ph 8.3. Carbonates and calcium are essential to all coral growth. If either becomes deficient, coral growth will cease, followed by a rapid decline in coral health. Used as directed, reef builder will not depl...
Seachem Reef Buffer will also raise carbonate alkalinity; however, it is intended primarily for use as a buffer in a reef system where the maintenance of a pH of 8.3 is often difficult. Reef Buffer is specifically designed to meet the needs and requirements on the closed reef environment. Reef buffer is a blended product and is not just sodium c...