Cichlid Lake Salt is a chemically sound blend of inorganic salts designed to simulate the natural waters of the rift lakes. It contains all essential elements such as magnesium, calcium, potassium, sulfate, chloride, including trace elements such as iron, manganese, iodide. It does not include unnecessary or harmful constituents such as nitrates, phosphates, cadmium, lithium, arsenic. Specific dosing is suggested for lakes Tanganyika, Malawi, and Victoria. South and Central American Cichlids from alkaline waters will also benefit from the use of this salt. The salt should be used with Tanganyika Buffer or Malawi/Victoria Buffer. Each pound treats 540 Tanganyika gallons, 1080 Malawi gallons, or 1620 Victoria gallons.
NEW FORMULA - DIRECTIONS: Use when setting up an aquarium and when making water changes. To add salt to an established tank, do so when making water changes, basing dose on water being changed, not the aquarium volume. It is best to predissolve the salt in freshwater before use. Avoid using salt when simply replacing evaporated water. Use 11 grams (1.5 teaspoons) for each 10 gallons of freshwater to duplicate Tanganyika conditions. Use 5.5 g (3/4 teaspoons) for each 10 gallons for Malawi conditions. Use 3.6 grams (1/2 teaspoons) for Victoria conditions. Conditions for Central and South American cichlids vary widely, but the Malawi or Victoria dose will benefit most of these cichlids. Seachem’s Tanganyika Buffer™ (pH 9.0–9.4) and Malawi/Victoria Buffer™ (pH 7.8–8.4) should be used to adjust carbonate hardness and pH. This salt is compatible with Seachem’s Neutral Regulator™ and it may be used to achieve lower pH for some American cichlids.
Tanganyika Buffer™ is designed for use with Cichlid Lake Salt™. It contains a natural carbonate buffer designed to enhance the natural environment of lake cichlids by increasing hardness, buffer capacity, and controlling pH at 9.2. One pound treats 1500–3000 gallons.
DIRECTIONS: 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. It is best to predissolve the buffer in freshwater before use. Use 1 teaspoon for each 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. 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™.