Specially formulated mixture of
carbonates, sulfates, and chlorides of sodium, magnesium, calcium and potassium
with all necessary minor and trace minerals to approximate Rift Lake water
chemistry. Designed to provide natural water chemistry to African cichlids and
other rift lake fishes without significantly raising pH. Compatible with and
designed for use with A F Cichlid Buffer for pH control and A F Cichlid Rift
Lake Trace Elements. Contains no phosphates, nitrates, silicates or organics to
pollute the system. (Note: competing products usually contain very high levels
of silicates which encourage diatom (algae) growth on the tank walls! This
product does not!) A F Cichlid Chemistry will also benefit most American
cichlids whose waters are hard and have high pH's above 7.8!
First read the considerations for use section below. Use 1 to 4 teaspoons (6 to
24 grams) of A F Cichlid Chemistry per 10 gallons (38 l) for initial tank setup
or for water changes, depending on initial hardness and desired value. Next use
A F Cichlid Buffer to adjust pH and alkalinity to the proper value.