Seachem Alkaline Buffer is a non-phosphate buffer designed specifically to carefully raise pH and alkalinity (KH) levels in freshwater aquarium environments. It is ideal for use in delicate planted aquariums or for very hard water where phosphate buffers may pose an algae or cloudiness problem. The Seachem Alkaline Buffer raises pH and buffers between 7.2 and 8.5. It is gentle, completely pet safe, and greatly enhances the overall water quality of your aquarium environment.
- Use Instructions: To increase pH, use 1 teaspoon (6 g) for every 80 L (20 US gallons) daily until desired pH is reached (this dose raises alkalinity by about 1 meq/L (2.8 dKH)). For precise dosing, use the Seachem Digital Spoon Scale.In order to adjust pH gradually, use Alkaline Buffer™ with Acid Buffer™. When using Alkaline Buffer™ & Acid Buffer™ together to target a specific pH, utilize the suggested ratio chart.HINT: First determine the amount of Alkaline Buffer™ needed for the volume of water. This should be determined based upon your desired alkalinity (KH). Then, divide by the number in the middle column to obtain the correct amount of Acid Buffer™ required.This chart is based on use in RO or RO/DI water and ratios may need to be adjusted for use in tap water.Acid Buffer: 1, Alkaline Buffer: 1.3, pH: 6.5Acid Buffer: 1, Alkaline Buffer: 2.0, pH: 7.0Acid Buffer: 1, Alkaline Buffer: 2.5, pH: 7.5Acid Buffer: 1, Alkaline Buffer: 4.0, pH: 8.0
- Storage Instructions: Store material in original containers. Store in a cool, dry area protected from environmental extremes. Store away from incompatible materials and foodstuff containers. Protect containers against physical damage and check regularly for leaks.