Conditioning Salts, a mineral based general hardness (GH) water conditioner, specifically blended for African Lake Cichlid aquariums benefiting both the fish and aquatic plants, while also suppling essential minerals to the nitrifying bacteria.
Use Biotope African Cichlid Conditioning Salts with each water change, only treat the newly added water, do not add when replacing evaporated water.
5g (1 teaspoon) added to 15 litres of newly added water will increase the GH by 12 degrees, 7.5 g will increase the GH by 18 degrees.
African Cichlid Balance, a mineral based carbonate hardness (KH) water conditioner, specifically blended for African Cichlid aquariums, benefiting both the fish and aquatic plants, while also supplying essential minerals to the nitrifying bacteria and setting the pH at 8.20
Carbonate hardness (KH) is a temporarily hardness and is used within the aquarium system to stabilize pH, Biotope African Cichlid Balance has been formulated to set the pH at 8.20.
Biotope African Cichlid Balance is a phosphate free product.
Biotope Balance African Cichlid is based on the carbon cycle and not on using phosphates.
In the aquarium hobby the carbon cycle is not talked about very often, most hobbyist know about the nitrogen cycle, and the dangers of ammonia, nitrite and nitrate, but know little about the carbon cycle.
In very basic terms the carbon cycle is based around carbon dioxide, carbonates, bicarbonates and pH.
Carbon dioxide in water is an acid, carbonates and bicarbonate are on the neutral to alkaline side of the pH scale.
Carbon dioxide gas is continuously being produced in the aquarium by the fish, plants and the filtration system, while carbonates and bicarbonates are not produced within the system, it is this in balance that causes the pH to crash.
Biotope African Cichlid Balance is a blend of carbonates and bicarbonates, when added to the aquarium they will react with carbon dioxide, this reaction will convert the free carbon dioxide gas into the chemical compound carbonic acid and stabilize the pH at 8.20.
Biotope African Cichlid Balance will increase the KH level of the water.
We recommend a KH of 10 /25 degrees for African Cichlid aquarium, this level will set the pH at 8.20, however pH can also be influenced by other factors, the number of fish, water changes, aquatic plants.
Most African Cichlid aquariums with a KH of 10 /25 degrees will have pH 8.20.
With each water change add
5g (1 teaspoon) to 15 litres of newly added water to increase the KH by 12 degrees.
Biotope African Cichlid Balance is phosphate free.
Biotope African Cichlid GH, KH, pH packs are made, packaged and distributed in Australia by Aquaforce Pty Ltd.