View Full Version : what buffers to use?

06-14-2010, 07:43 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!

06-14-2010, 08:51 PM
Have a look at this, you need to keep 3 levels in check, Kh, Ca, and Mg.


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


06-14-2010, 09:00 PM
I'm very happy with my Bulk Reef Supply chems as well. Dissolve crystal clear...been working great so far.

07-04-2010, 10:05 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.

09-20-2010, 03:53 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.