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Seachem Cichlid Lake Salt

Cichlid Lake Salt is a chemically sound blend of inorganic salts designed to simulate the natural waters of the rift lakes.

A chemically sound blend of salts designed to replicate the natural environment of Cichlids. It contains all essential elements such as magnesium, calcium, potassium, sulfate, chloride, including trace elements such as iron, manganese, iodide. It does not include unnecessary or harmful constituents such as nitrates, phosphates, cadmium, lithium, arsenic. Specific dosing is suggested for lakes Tanganyika, Malawi, and Victoria. South and Central American Cichlids from alkaline waters will also benefit from the use of this salt.

Although the major Rift Lakes contain basically the same mineral salts, they do so in greatly differing concentrations. Cichlid Lake Salt™ is formulated so that dosages vary depending on the lake of origin and need only be added when setting up an aquarium or with water changes.

Many competing products are little more than combinations of Epsom salt and bicarbonate of soda. This will not provide a complete replication of the mineral salts that are contained in the lakes of Africa, in particular calcium and potassium.

The salt should be used with Seachem's Tanganyika Buffer or Malawi/Victoria Buffer. A 250gm bottle treats 160 Tanganyika gallons, 350 Malawi gallons, or 500 Victoria gallons.

Use Seachem's Cichlid Trace to restore and maintain important trace elements between water changes.


All doses given for 40 L (10 gallons). TANGANYIKA: Use 40 mL (8 capfuls). MALAWI: Use 20 mL (4 capfuls). VICTORIA: Use 10 mL (2 capfuls). (Note: The 2 & 4 L container’s cap is 10 mL). pH BUFFERING: Seachem’s Tanganyika Buffer™ (pH 9.0–9.4) and Malawi/Victoria Buffer™ (pH 7.8–8.4) should be used to adjust carbonate hardness and pH. TIPS: Use when setting up an aquarium and when making water changes. To add salt to an established tank, base dose on water being changed. Do not use salt when simply replacing evaporated water. It is best to dissolve the salt in freshwater before use.

A 250gm bottle treats 160 Tanganyika gallons, 350 Malawi gallons, or 500 Victoria gallons.

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