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kevNnic
06-14-2010, 08:43 PM
just wondering what buffers i should be purchasing, brands etc?

I have read through myka's thread but it doesn't mention what brand of buffers to use. From my understanding all i need for buffers are calcium and alkalinity. Is this correct?

where is the best place in edmonton to purchase these and what kinda of costs will i be looking at?

Thanks in advance guys!

parkinsn
06-14-2010, 09:51 PM
Have a look at this, you need to keep 3 levels in check, Kh, Ca, and Mg.

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2006-02/rhf/index.php

you can buy it here, and Red Coral has it I believe. (not that your in Calgary though)

http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=67

lastlight
06-14-2010, 10:00 PM
I'm very happy with my Bulk Reef Supply chems as well. Dissolve crystal clear...been working great so far.

Wayne
07-04-2010, 11:05 PM
For the south side I would send you to Big Al's or Blue World Aquatics.

Big Al's has more selection for whatever you need, but Blue World is 100% Saltwater so its a good one to check out aswell. Both are similarly priced. Chemicals vary so much from about $10 - $40 depending on size, quantity and type. You should pick up test kits for whatever you are dosing thou so add these into the price of the chemicals.

kevNnic
09-20-2010, 04:53 PM
i have all the proper sets of test kits, i have picked up a complete reef additive and it seems to be working, although i have been slacking on my testing everything has been happy in the tank.