8.5 pH Buffer Stabilizer

///8.5 pH Buffer Stabilizer

8.5 pH Buffer Stabilizer

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African Cichlids Sets Freshwater at a pH of 8.5

Use for:

  • Tap Water
  • Tank Water
  • Change Water

Treats up to 10,884 gal. (41,141 L.)


  • Particularly for African Cichlids, make frequent partial water changes (20%- 40% every 2-3 weeks) and readjust pH as necessary.

Rift Lakes pH Readings:

Lake ph Range Avg. pH
Victoria 8.0-8.8 8.40
Malawi 8.5-8.6 8.55
Tanganyika* 8.9-9.1 8.86

* If desired, double the usage of the buffer per 30 gallons to achieve a slightly higher pH target for Tanganyika species.


  • Contains a proprietary blend of four sodium and bicarbonate salts, together with essential trace elements which occur naturally in the African “Rift Lakes” Cichlid-waters of Lake Malawi, Victoria and Tanganyika.


  • Keep out of the reach of children.
  • Follow directions carefully.
  • Avoid inhaling powder-dust.

Available Sizes

  • 8.8 oz. (250 g.) (PH8.5SM) Treats up to 1,500 gal. (5,670 L.)
  • 17.6 oz. (500 g.) (PH8.5MD) Treats up to 3,000 gal. (11,340 L.)
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The primary functions of pH Buffers are to resist pH-Drop (acidification), and to hold the pH at a given target pH and to increase carbonate hardness. This buffer also helps to reestablish a target pH level after making partial water changes with change water under target pH.

  • To RAISE a low pH and HOLD it at about 8.5:
    • Add 1 level scoop (5 grams) of this buffer / 30 Gal. (113.5 L).
  • To LOWER a high pH and HOLD it at about 8.5:
    • First adjust pH to 8.5 with a decreaser (MICROBE-LIFT/pH Decrease) and then add about ½ scoop (2.5 grams) of this buffer/30 Gal. (113.5 L).
  • Note: Pre-dissolve buffer in a small amount of bottled or dechlorinated tap water and introduce to your aquarium.

* A scoop is enclosed for your convenience.

Additional information


17.6oz (PH8.5MD), 8.8oz (PH8.5SM), 4 lbs (PH8.5SU)