Alkaline Regulator™ adjusts pH to the alkaline range (7.1–7.6) and supports the establishment of the optimal environment for all alkaline acclimated species (e.g. bosemani, various other rainbows etc.). For further freshwater environment enhancement, use Fresh Trace™ to restore the proper level of trace elements and feed NutriDiet® Tropical Flakes for thriving, healthy freshwater community fish.
Use 1 level teaspoon (7 g) for every 40–80 L (10–20 US gallons) daily until intended pH is reached. Thereafter, use once a month or with water changes as required to maintain pH. To lower pH, use Neutral Regulator®. To target a particular pH use in combination with Neutral Regulator® following the chart. This chart assumes the use of unbuffered water (RO or DI). If water is already buffered use the chart as a starting guide. Use Prime® to dechlorinate tap water before doing a water change.
To target a particular pH use in combination with Neutral Regulator™ following the chart
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Contains phosphate buffers and conditioning agents. Safe for all freshwater fish acclimated to alkaline pH.
50 g, 250 g, 500 g, 1 kg, 4 kg
A: The difference is that Alkaline Buffer is a carbonate/bicarbonate based buffer and Alkaline Regulator is a phosphate based buffer. High phosphate levels can promote algae growth so it is often a better choice to use a phosphate free buffer like Alkaline Buffer. The only drawback to a non-phosphate buffer is that there tends to be more pH fluctuation owing to CO2 equilibrium. Phosphate buffers lock the pH in quite well and hold it there.