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Old 04-29-2021, 12:47 PM   #1
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Buffer / Salt for Planted Mbuna Tank

Hi, I have soft water and have a planted mbuna tank.
I currently add these two products:
API pH 8.2 for pH and KH
Seachem Equilibrium for GH

Is there a single product I could use instead of two different products? Or some other combination of additives that would be better for some reason?

p.s. I don't want advice telling me not to use additives. I am looking for advice on what additives to use, not a sermon telling me to change my ways.

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Seachem has several possibilities
Cichlid Trace

I have used this just because at certain times of the year my water has 0 KH and I need it for buffering.

And These, although the salt and the mineral parts are in 2 products you might consider mixing them in a large container ahead of time.

Cichlid Salts
https://www.seachem.com/cichlid-lake-salt.php

Then this seems like it would fit the requirement
https://www.seachem.com/malawi-victoria-buffer.php
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The one problem with a 2 in one is salt doesn't evaporate out, just stays in the tank and you could over do it with the salt part but possibly not have enough of the other minerals, as they can be used up.
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