MICROBE-LIFT pH BUFFER/STABILIZER and KH Alkalinity Supplement Sets Saltwater at a pH of 8.2
1. Test your pH to determine need for adjustment because fish waste products continually tend to acidify tank water. If pH-adjustment upward is indicated then.
2. Pre-dissolve the measured pH buffer to use for your gallonage in 1-2 cups (250-500 mL) of freshwater (either bottled or dechlorinated tap water). This solution may be hazy. Add it to your tank water by flowing it over the surface area. Any resulting cloudiness should disappear quickly.
3. This blend of buffering salts is purposely gentle, so that raising the pH to a target within 8.0-8.3 should be accomplished in 1 or more consecutive applications, 48 hours apart, without overshooting safe limits. The number of applications depends on the starting pH, the gap to reach your target, and existing alkalinity (the equilibrium between bicarbonate, carbonate and hydroxide ions). Since it an take 48 hours +/- for buffering adjustments to stabilize, retest pH after 8 hours, before making another application.
Ingredients Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Borate, Potassium Carbonate, Potassium Teraborate, Magnesium Carbonate Hydroxide. Dosage Use the inpacked teaspoon-scoop and add 1 teaspoon (5 grams) per 25 gallons (95 L.).
Microbe-Lift pH Buffer/Stabilizer (8.8 oz)