Cichlid Lake Salt is a chemically sound blend of salts designed to replicate the natural environment of Rift Lake African Cichlids. It contains all physiologically essential elements such as magnesium, calcium, sodium, potassium, and includes trace components such as iron, aluminum, and iodide.
- Use Instructions: All doses given for 40 L (10 US gallons)Tanganyika: Use 11 g (1.5 teaspoons)Malawi: Use 5.5 g (3/4 teaspoon)Victoria: Use 3.6 g (1/2 teaspoon)Dosages are based on DI or RO water; for other water, measure hardness (GH) first, then add according to need. For reference, the Tanganyika dose raises dGH by 8.8 units. The Malawi dose raises dGH by 4.4 units. The Victoria dose raises dGH by 3 units.We recommend the following GH ranges:Tanganyika: 3–5.5 meq/L (8–14 dGH)Malawi: 1.5–3meq/L (4–8 dGH)Victoria: 1–2 meq/L (3–6 dGH)TIPS: Use when setting up an aquarium and when making water changes. To add salt to an established tank, base dose on water being changed. Do not use salt when simply replacing evaporated water. It is best to dissolve the salt in freshwater before use.
- Benefits: 1. Replicates the environment of African Cichlids2. Contains proper amounts of calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium3. Affects hardness only, not alkalinity or pH
- pH Balance: 6.0 - 7.0 pH pH