balance

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  • Balances the carbonate buffer system ratio
  • Raises pH without affecting calcium and alkalinity
  • Hydroxide blend

A frequent occurrence in reef systems is low pH, while calcium and alkalinity are at optimal levels. Raise one and the others may fall. One of the primary reasons for this is an improper carbonate/bicarbonate ratio. The buffer ratio changes as a natural consequence of the buffer's ability to counteract acidifying sources such as organic acids (produced naturally from waste) or introduced from non-pH controlled husbandry products. In this case, adding more buffer would unnecessarily result in a rise in alkalinity and a drop in calcium. The first product of its kind, balance™ ends this see-saw effect. It resets this ratio by converting bicarbonate into carbonate in order to reassert a higher pH without affecting calcium level.

balance™ is an optimized blend of sodium and potassium hydroxides with a NSW ratio (27:1) of sodium to potassium to avoid ionic imbalance with long term use.

aquavitro® offers other solutions designed to address the unique challenge of raising pH in a reef environment. ions™ addresses the problem of low magnesium which is a cause of low buffering pK and pH. eight.four™ addresses deficiencies in pK found in competing products by providing a properly balanced (carbonate/bicarbonate) buffer system.

Sizes: 150 mL, 350 mL, 1 L, 4 L

 

balance™ is intended to be used to raise pH when all other parameters (alkalinity, calcium, magnesium) are at optimal levels, but pH is still low. The amount of balance™ needed to raise pH to the desired level will vary widely, depending upon the buffering capacity and quality of your tank water. For reference purposes only, 5 mL will raise 55 L (15 US gallons) of salt water by about 0.1 pH units.

Add balance™ in small increments, and check pH after at least 3 minutes before adding additional increments.

Unlike competing products that require multi-day interval dosing. balance™ can be used daily and within minutes of calcification™, eight.four™, and ions™

Use Seachem's MultiTest®: Marine pH & Alkalinity kit to check pH.

DRY GOODS SHIPPING

Dry goods will be shipped via USPS or UPS depending on location, order size and weight etc.

(Combined Livestock/Dry goods orders will be separate shipping charges and will be fulfilled seperately)

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 *We DO NOT ship Thursday for Friday delivery. If there is a delay during a Friday delivery there would be no chance for second day delivery. 

*We DO NOT ship during ANY holiday weeks as UPS has a high rate of delaying orders. Excluded delivery dates will be blacked out on our date-picker at checkout.

*A $80 minimum of livestock, PLUS shipping (can be multiple orders) is required for orders to ship to our $19 and $39 zones.

*All orders are FINAL.

So, we have had a DOA policy that has always been very generous. But lets just KISS, I mean “Keep it Simple Stupid”.

- If you have an item that unfortunatly arrives at your door in it’s bag dead, its covered.

- If you put a coral in your tank and within 2 hours of delivery it is dead, it’s covered.

- If your shipment is delayed by UPS and your corals arrive dead, they’re covered! (photos must be send within 2hrs of delivery even if shipment has been delayed)

DOA coverage means you will receive store credit for the item you purchased to use either for a like replacement item or on a totally different item! We do NOT cover the cost of shipping if you have a DOA item. DOA credit may be used only once. DOA credit may not be used to pay shipping fees nor counted towards the amount spent required to reach free shipping.

All DOA corals must be photographed within 2hrs of delivery, whether they’re in the bag or tank.

We do work with each customer on a one on one basis as each situation is unique! We care about you and our corals, and most importantly we want a good experience for everyone!