For optimum replication of the Tanganyikan environment, use with Cichlid Lake Salt and Cichlid Trace.
It contains a natural carbonate buffer designed to enhance the natural environment of lake cichlids by increasing hardness, buffer capacity, and controlling pH at 9.2. A 250 g bottle treats 800-1600 gallons.
Hints: It is best to dissolve the buffer in freshwater before use. Use when setting up an aquarium or making water changes (preferably after the addition of Seachem’s Cichlid Lake Salt) and between water changes as needed to maintain pH. Seachem’s Tanganyika Buffer™ is formulated to maintain a pH between 9.0 and 9.4, depending on the amount used. For lower pH, use Malawi/Victoria Buffer (pH 7.8–8.4), either alone or in combination with Tanganyika Buffer.
Use 5 g (1 level teaspoon) for each 40–80 L (10 to 20 gallons) of water each day until desired pH is attained and maintained. Thereafter, use as required to maintain pH, usually no more than once every two to three weeks.