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Does anyone know the recipe on how to make a buffer that would be good for tropheus?
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This was sent to me by a buddy of mine in Europe. I do use the recipe however I don't use the marine salt. I just use the baking soda and Epsom salts. Hope this helps

Rift lake buffer recipe

Ingredients:

Epsom Salt
Marine Salt
Baking Soda
Instructions
For every 5 US Gallons of water, add 1-tablespoon Epsom salt, 1-teaspoon baking soda, and 1-teaspoon marine salt.


The amount of Baking Soda and Epsom Salt that you will need varies from household to household and depends upon the tap water. Start by adding 1 teaspoon of Baking Soda to five gallons of dechlorinated water and see how much this raises your pH. Then adjust your dosage so as to attain a desired level (somewhere in the neighborhood of 8.2-8.6). Repeat this procedure for Epsom Salt, starting out with ½ teaspoon. Try to achieve a GH between 15 and 25 dgh. Then add 1 teaspoon of salt.
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When I used the recipe, I do like the marine salt - it will add to tds/Gh as well as other minerals and trace elements.
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Does anyone know the recipe on how to make a buffer that would be good for tropheus?
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Stace

Be careful with epsom salts as it will put your Gh througn the rook if you use to much. I use 1 tbsp/ 10 gallons and it gets uop around 360+ppm. (1dGh = 17.9ppm on the "clark" Scale)

I would also suggest testing your tap water first to see if it's within the proper range or close. Kh is the most important and Gh will enhance colors a bit. Ph is best left alone. higher Ph will make any ammonia spikes (if they happen) more lethal!
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I wouldnt even think about making anything to use as a buffer. However i use epsom salt 1tsp every 10gal of water for every wc i do. Great results here

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I have used Seachem Tanganyika Buffer, Seachem Cichlid Lake Salts, and AmQuel in a 50 gal tub which is airated, to precondition my water. I have been doing this for about 10 years without ever having any water problems.
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