Seachem Acid Regulator 250g
Acid Regulator™ adjusts pH to the acidic range (4.5–5.5) and softens water by precipitating calcium and magnesium. Acid Regulator™ supports the establishment of the optimal environment for all acid acclimated species (e.g. neons and other tetras, etc.).
Contains phosphate buffers and conditioning agents. Safe for all freshwater fish acclimated to acid pH.
Use 1 level teaspoon (5 g) for every 40 L (10 US gallons) daily until intended pH is reached. For precise dosing use the Seachem Digital Spoon Scale. Thereafter, use once a month or with water changes as required to maintain pH. To raise pH, use Neutral Regulator®.
To target a particular pH use in combination with Neutral Regulator® following the chart. This chart assumes the use of unbuffered water (RO or DI). If water is already buffered use the chart as a starting guide. Use Prime® to dechlorinate tap water before doing a water change.
To target a particular pH use in combination with Neutral Regulator® following the chart
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Can I use Acid Regulator™ in a planted aquarium?
A: Yes, it won’t harm your plants, however, Acid Regulator™ is a phosphate based buffer, so you may experience some unwanted algae growth depending on usage. For lowering pH in the planted aquarium, we recommend Acid Buffer™. Acid Buffer™ is a phosphate/carbonate free buffer for lowering and stabilizing pH in the acid range of pH 4–6.8.
What is the difference between Acid Buffer™ and Acid Regulator™
A: The difference is that Acid Buffer™ is a straight acid source and Acid Regulator™ is a phosphate based buffering system. Acid Regulator™ has a greater ability to maintain a pH as were a straight acid source can have a slight pH drift. When you are trying to avoid any additional phosphates I would go with the Acid Buffer™ and Alkaline Buffer® products but if that is not an issue, then the Acid Regulator™ will maintain a more constant pH.
Can I use Acid Regulator™ alone to keep a pH of 6.8 or so, or do I need to use it with Neutral Regulator®?
A: You can use Acid Regulator™ by itself to achieve a pH within the range of 4.5 – 6.8, adding slowly until intended pH is reached. We recommend using Acid Regulator™ in combination with Neutral Regulator® or Alkaline Regulator™ to maintain a slightly higher pH or to increase pH (if your pH is lowered too quickly, etc).