Description: pH Buffer, coralline algae growth accelerator, and alkalinity or carbonate hardness (KH) builder
Type: Marine Liquid Buffer
Available In: 4, 16, 64 oz, 1 & 5 gallon
Part Numbers: PB4, PB16, PB64, PB128, PB640
Description: Enhanced ProBuffer dKH with Coralline Accelerator raises alkalinity or buffering capacity and works automatically to control pH in any marine aquarium. In addition, when used with any of our calcium additives, it encourages strong coralline algae growth. Each 16 oz. of ProBuffer dKH will treat 1,900 gallons or 7,200 litres.
Directions: Important: Read use & interaction below! Add 10 ml per 40 gallons aquarium capacity each day, in a high flow area of the aquarium, until target alkalinity is reached. Use along with any good calcium supplement to stabilize alkalinity in a reef type marine aquarium. Add in the morning to prevent overshoot of pH. (Cap on 16 oz. bottle equals 5 ml, Cap on 64 oz. and gallon equals 10 ml) Never mix with a calcium or magnesium solution, add to tank separately. Some cloudiness may be observed. This should go away rapidly.
Considerations for use: A pH of 8.0 to 8.3 and an alkalinity of 2.9 to 4.0 meq/L (8 to 11 dKH) is recommended for reef type aquariums (fish only marine aquariums should maintain 3.5 to 5.5 meq/L or 10 to 14 dKH) and calcium level should be maintained between 400 and 450 ppm, using Kent TurboCalcium, Concentrated Liquid Calcium, or Kalkwasser Mix. Test calcium & alkalinity and adjust the recommended dose for your particular system! Do not exceed 1/2 ml of this product per gallon per 12 hour period. Daily addition of calcium along with this product will yield optimum results, particularly when trying to accelerate coralline algae growth! If you have trouble maintaining calcium or buffer level, check to see that the salt mix you are using has seawater level of magnesium. To save money and increase dissolvability, some manufacturers of popular newer salts have included only half the level of magnesium necessary in their sea salt mixes, resulting in low calcium solubility and poor buffering! If magnesium is low, use Kent TechM Magnesium.
Regular water changes
are recommended. Kent Marine Essential Elements and Coral-Vite
should be used simultaneously with the calcium supplement you
are using and the ProBuffer dKH to replace those minerals
lost in protein skimming and filtration and used up by corals
and other invertebrates. Tanks with heavy coral populations
require additional strontium to that which is in the Coral-Vite.
Use Strontium & Molybdenum Supplement or TurboStrontium
for this. TechI is our new timed release iodine supplement.
You will notice increased size, growth and general health of soft
corals with its use. Macro algae will require the Iron supplement,
as well. Live corals require strong lighting of proper spectrum
and immaculately clean systems.
Ingredients: deionized water containing carbonate, bicarbonate, sulfate and borate salts with trace minerals.