Seachem Laboratories Acid Buffer Aquarium Water Treatment 1ea/10.6 oz
Acid Buffer is a non-phosphate buffer to lower pH and buffer with Alkaline Buffer. Both buffers are designed for the planted aquarium or for very hard water where phosphate buffers may pose an algae or cloudiness problem. Acid Buffer lowers pH and buffers between 6.0 and 8.0 when used with Alkaline Buffer. As Acid Buffer lowers pH it converts carbonate alkalinity (KH) into available CO2.
Use Instructions: To lower pH, use 1/4 teaspoon (2g) for every 80 L (20 US gallons) daily until desired pH is reached (this dose lowers alkalinity by about 0.2 meq/L (0.6 dKH)). Larger doses may be required in very hard (KH) or alkaline waters. For precise dosing, use the Seachem Digital Spoon Scale.In order to adjust pH gradually, or if water is soft or not well buffered, use Acid Buffer™ with Alkaline Buffer™. When using Alkaline Buffer™ & Acid Buffer™ together to target a specific pH, utilize the suggested ratio chart.HINT: First determine the amount of Alkaline Buffer™ needed for the volume of water. This should be determined based upon your desired alkalinity (KH). Then, divide by the number in the middle column to obtain the correct amount of Acid Buffer™ required.This chart is based on use in RO or RO/DI water and ratios may need to be adjusted for use in tap water.Acid Buffer: 1, Alkaline Buffer: 1.3, pH: 6.5Acid Buffer: 1, Alkaline Buffer: 2.0, pH: 7.0Acid Buffer: 1, Alkaline Buffer: 2.5, pH: 7.5Acid Buffer: 1, Alkaline Buffer: 4.0, pH: 8.0
Storage Instructions: Store material in original containers. Store in a cool, dry area protected from environmental extremes. Store away from incompatible materials and foodstuff containers. Protect containers against physical damage and check regularly for leaks.
Caution: Causes serious eye irritation. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with skin.
Safety Warnings: Install or use appropriate equipment and wear suitable protective apparatus. Wash thoroughly after handling this product. Do not eat, drink, smoke, or apply cosmetics while handling this product. Avoid generating and breathing dusts or particulates generated by this product. Use in a well-ventilated location. Launder contaminated clothing before reuse.
Benefits: 1. Acid Buffer is a non–phosphate buffer to lower pH and buffer with Alkaline Buffer. Both buffers are designed for the planted aquarium or for very hard water where phosphate buffers may pose an algae or cloudiness problem.2. Acid Buffer lowers pH and buffers between 6.0 and 8.0 when used with Alkaline Buffer. As Acid Buffer lowers pH it converts carbonate alkalinity (KH) into available CO2.
Does Not Contain: Phosphate
pH Balance: 5.0 – 8.0 pH pH