Tanganyika Buffer is a blend of carbonate salts designed to enhance the freshwater aquarium environment of Tanganyikan cichlids. Safely conditions water to increase alkalinity, buffer capacity, and pH of your African cichlid tank. Specifically formulated additive helps aquariums achieve and maintain a pH of 9.0–9.4, ideal for those housing Tanganyika cichlids. Just 250 grams treats approximately 800-1,600 gallons of water.
For optimum replication of the natural Tanganyikan environment, use with Cichlid Lake Salt.
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. Recommended for 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.
Remember, Seachem’s Tanganyika Buffer is formulated to maintain a pH between 9.0 and 9.4, depending on the amount used. To achieve a lower pH in your African cichlid aquarium, use Malawi/Victoria Buffer (pH 7.8–8.4), either alone or in combination with Tanganyika Buffer.