Basis Borate Free Buffer is a high quality,
multi-component blended true buffering system designed to raise the
alkalinity or buffering capacity of marine fish and reef aquariums and
automatically regulate the pH. It will hold pH stable over a wide
range of conditions providing for safety of the entire system.
Use in aquarium keeping.
Proper control of pH is one of the most critical
functions of a marine fish or reef aquarium. Continuum recommends that
you maintain an alkalinity level of 7 to 11 dKH (2.5 to 4 meq/L) and a
pH of 8.3. *Note: Aquarists keeping SPS corals should consider keeping
alkalinity at 7 to no more than 9 dKH (2.5 to 3.21 meq/L). Do not add
simultaneously with calcium or mineral supplements, wait 30 minutes
minimum and allow for plenty of circulation prior. Alternate days is
even better. By waiting, you will avoid unnecessary precipitation and
Directions and protocol.
Dissolve 2 grams, about 1/2 teaspoon of product
in 8 oz. ( 236 ml ) purified water. Add in an area of high flow
directly to the aquarium for each 20 gallons ( 76 L ) capacity, per day
until the desired pH and KH are reached. For best results, measure the
alkalinity and add as necessary to maintain the desired alkalinity
between 7 and 11 dKH ( 2.5 to 4 meq/L ). * See note above.
To dose, determine the amount of alkalinity
consumption during the time it takes add the entire volume of your drip
system. Determine the amount of Basis Borate Free Buffer to add to
your drip system in grams by multiplying your tank capacity in gallons
by the amount you want to raise it in meq/L by .32 or in dKH by .114 (
Example: if you have a 20 gallon tank and you want to raise the level
by 1 meq/L with the entire dose, you would multiply 20 x .32 x 1 which
equals 6.4 grams or about 1 teaspoon of Basis KH powder. Or if you want
to raise it by 1 dKH, you would multiply 20 x .114 x 1 = 2.28 grams or
about 1/3 teaspoon of Basis KH powder.)
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Not for
human consumption. Contains strongly alkaline carbonic acid salts, if
ingested drink plenty of water, consult your medical practitioner. If
in eyes flush with water for 15 minutes, if redness continues, consult
your medical practitioner. If on skin flush with water.