Aquarium pH conditioner adjusts ph to a neutral 7.0
Regulates acidic or alkaline water to neutral pH
Conditions pH to levels most tropical community fish prefer
Adjust aquarium pH to neutral and maintain it. Whether you have low pH or high pH, Neutral Regulator conditions aquarium water to a neutral pH of 7.0 that most freshwater tropical fish prefer. Neutral Regulator conditions hard water by precipitating calcium and magnesium and also removes any chlorine or chloramines found in tap water. 250 grams treats over 800 gallons of freshwater.
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Use 1 level teaspoon for every 10 to 20 gallons once or twice a month (or as necessary to maintain a pH of 7.0.) Neutral Regulator may be added directly to the aquarium at any time. Ideally, it should be used when adding or changing water by dissolving in the replacement water.
Neutral Regulator adjusts pH to neutral (pH 7.0) from either a low or high pH and maintains it there. It softens water by precipitating calcium and magnesium while removing any chlorine, chloramine, or ammonia. The use of Neutral Regulator makes other conditioning unnecessary.
What is the difference between Neutral Regulator™, Discus Buffer™, Alkaline Buffer™, and Acid Buffer™?
Neutral Regulator™and Discus Buffer™are phosphate based buffers providing a very strong and stable buffering system. Alkaline Buffer™and Acid Buffer™are non-phosphate buffers, which although less stable than a phosphate buffer, are ideal for the planted aquarium where high phosphate levels would lead to an algae problem.
I see that Neutral Regulator™contains phosphate based compounds as the buffering agent, won't this lead to increased algae growth?
That depends on the type of light and intensity of light. Typical freshwater aquarium lights designed for fish only or plastic plant tanks are mostly low intensity and heavy in the red spectrum (to enhance reds in fish) and do not support either plant or algae growth effectively. Neutral Regulator™ has been in wide use in freshwater tanks for at least 18 years with virtually no complaints of algae growth. That does not mean it cannot happen. Other factors being present, such as high nitrate, high organics, exposure to sunlight or other strong sources of light, the added presence of phosphate will be another contributing factor. However, even with no measurable phosphate, if the other factors are present, algae growth will take place. Algae problems do not arise from a single contributing factor. The operative word is "contributing."
Many freshwater community fish thrive in a broad pH range between slightly acidic (6.5) to slightly alkalic (7.5). To provide their ideal water conditions, you must learn how to make adjustments to your aquarium water using pH conditioners.
Often overlooked, pH may well be one of the most critical parameters in a healthy system. Maintaining the right pH range - 8.3-8.5 in marine systems - has a natural antiseptic effect, helping fish resist illness and coral calcify faster.