Eliminate pH and alkalinity worries in marine aquariums with BufferPlus™
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We love BufferPlus™
"BufferPlus™ is by far superior to any other buffer. "
"BufferPlus™ works great without any drastic changes, it's a must have! "
"I always have BufferPlus™ below my tank in the cabinet. It works great, slow enough not to shock my tank, yet effective enough to keep things stable. CaribSea products just work! "
BufferPlus™ works really well! One of the best all-in-one buffers I have found. Never had any issues with it and recommend other fellow reefers to try it, also.
BufferPlus™ - is the easy way to buffer and re-mineralize marine and reef aquariums. Now BufferPlus™ has been reformulated to be a superior alkalinity booster. In its new dry form BufferPlus™ still has the stable buffering always associated with aragonite buffers but also has double the alkalinity boosting power to get your alkalinity where you need it when you need it. BufferPlus’™ new formula also makes it ideal to use with ionically imbalanced supplements such as those that contain calcium chloride. BufferPlus™ also contains calcium and trace elements such as strontium, and magnesium for robust and vibrant corals, and invertebrates.
6 oz. #06522
16 oz. #00522
Frequently Asked Questions
Is BufferPlus™ safe to use, or will I have issues with calcium and alkalinity balancing as with the two part solution I used to use?
Fortunately BufferPlus™ is very safe. The core ingredients become available as dissolved minerals at a pH of about 8.2, (that of natural seawater). Buffer Plus™ also adjusts the carbonate hardness to around 3-3.5 meq/L, (again that of natural seawater). This prevents the unsafe high , and unbalanced, carbonate hardness levels that can be responsible for fish going into “shock” , (at extreme highs or lows), and dying as well as preventing the “dump” of calcium and carbonate hardness associated with non balanced buffering.
Do you make a product for re-mineralizing my RO/ DI water before making my saltwater, or adding to my freshwater top off water?
AragaMight™, BufferPlus™ and AragaMilk™ are wonderful products for re-mineralizing water for saltwater applications.
For marine and reef aquariums, add 1 drop per gallon or 1ml per 10 gallons. For larger aquariums add 1 capful (5ml) for each 50 gallons. BufferPlus™ is safe enough to use daily if needed or until target alkalinity is reached. Adding BufferPlus™ in the morning is suggested or at least two hours before the lights are turned off. To prevent precipitation of carbonate mineral, do not add at the same time as, or mix with, other calcium, magnesium, or buffer products. Every aquarium is different. Some systems may require multiple doses to reach target alkalinity level (natural seawater is 3.5 meq/L). Wait at least two hours after dosing, and test alkalinity, before repeating dose. Long term stability of alkalinity is achieved with regular use. Your aquarium may take on a slight haze while the aragonite crystals are equilibrating with seawater or imbedding within the bio-coated surfaces. This haze will typically disappear within 1-2 hours. If your tank is stocked with sessile invertebrates (i.e.: live corals, xenia, tridacnid clams, etc.), dilute BufferPlus™ into a larger volume of water first, then add to the tank. For example, dose BufferPlus™ into a clean, (not soapy), cup of aquarium water, mix well, and then pour slowly into the aquarium, (ideally into a sump, near powerheads or filter outflow for rapid dispersal). This method prevents any unwanted “settling” of carbonate salts onto delicate corals or other live invertebrates.