Reef Buffer is specifically designed to meet the needs and requirements of the closed reef environment . The main difference between Reef Buffer and Marine Buffer is that Reef Buffer's pK is slightly higher than Marine Buffer's.
Reef Buffer will also increase carbonate alkalinity, however it is primarily intended for use as a buffer in a reef system where maintaining a pH of 8.3 is often difficult. When pH is not an issue, Reef Builder or Reef Carbonate should be your first choice for a carbonate alkalinity supplement.
One would assume, then, that the pK of a saltwater buffer should be 8.3; however, the multitude of organic acids produced by the inhabitants of a reef system forces the pH to be lowered to a much greater degree than in a non-reef marine system. A buffer with a pK of 8.3 would end up with a pH more in the range of 8.0-8.2.r pK (8.6) allows for greater pH stability in a reef system where the bioload is significantly more than in a fish only system.">
Reef Buffer's with a pK (8.6) allows for greater pH stability in a reef system where the bioload is significantly higher than in an aquarium inhabited solely by fish.
Competing products are not designed specifically for the reef environment; the pK is too low (in most cases, pK 8.3). At this pK, the proper pH can never be reached in salt water.
Increases Ph level to 8.3
Increases pH and carbonate alkalinity at the same time
Pk (8.6) allows for greater stability of the Ph level in a reef system where the bioload is significantly higher than in an aquarium inhabited solely by fish
Instructions for use
Check pH and alkalinity before use. Use 5 g (1 level teaspoon) per 150 liters to raise the pH by about 0.1 pH units (this will also raise the alkalinity by about 0.5 meq/l). For accurate dosing, use the Seachem Digital Spoon Scale. Dissolve in at least 250 ml (one cup) of fresh water, then add to tank. The pH of natural seawater is 8.25-8.30. In a well-established reef system, pH adjustment may be necessary every two weeks or two.t exceed the recommended dose without checking your pH and alkalinity (alkalinity should not exceed 6 meq/L).">Dosage requirements will vary, but do not exceed the recommended dose without checking your pH and alkalinity (alkalinity should not exceed 6 meq/L). /L).
If an alkalinity of 6 meq/L has been reached and a pH of at least 8.20 has not been reached or significant haze has been detected that is not removed within 15 minutes, then the system is not ionically balanced. To restore ion balance perform a water change or adjust magnesium and calcium levels to approximately 3:1 Mg:Ca.
DO NOT OVERDOSE: excess alkalinity can increase the loss of calcium, magnesium and strontium. Do not mix directly with any calcium, magnesium, or strontium supplements. Best if calcium and carbonate additives are added every other day or at least 30 minutes apart.
Format, 250grs, 1 and 4 kilograms