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    Quote Originally Posted by reptileguy2727
    That canister space is too valuable as biological media in a high stocked tank since there are very effective buffers out there that will get your pH right to 8.2 and hold it steady. I would go with the buffers over crushed coral.
    Can you recommend a good brand of this product???
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    There are premade buffers that you can try. Google "Malawi buffer" "cichlid buffer" or "cichlid salt". Many people also make there own buffer using salt, epsom salt, and baking soda. This is probably going to be the cheapest way to do things. I believe seachem makes a good malawi buffer also.
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    Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Inc. has a line of buffers called Proper pH. They are very good at bringing the pH to a specific point (the line includes 6.5, 7.0, 7.5, and 8.2, you will want the 8.2). I use that and Seachem's Cichlid Lake Salt.
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