Tanganyika Buffer is a blend of carbonate salts used to enhance the natural environment for cichlids. This is done by increasing the hardness, buffer capacity, and the pH. It is formulated to maintain a pH of 9.2-9.4. Treats between 500-1000 gallons of water.
Treats up to
Directions: Use 5 g (1 level teaspoon) for each 40–80 L (10 to 20 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. HINTS: It is best to dissolve the buffer in freshwater before use. Use when setting up an aquarium or making water changes (preferably after the addition of Seachem’s Cichlid Lake Salt) and between water changes as needed to maintain pH. Seachem’s Tanganyika Buffer is 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), either alone or in combination with Tanganyika Buffer.
Contains: proprietary blend of powdered carbonate and bicarbonate salts.
I used this product along with the Cichlid Lake Salt by Seachem for my 15 gallon shell dweller tank. The product works great, I added it exactly as it said and got the exact results I wanted. If you are doing a Lake Tanganyika tank this is the product for you. I strongly suggest using RO/DI water when using this products because the buffering capacity of RO water is easy to adjust as compared to tap water.