Cichlid Lake Salt Product Description:
Cichlid Lake Salt is a chemically sound blend of salts designed to replicate the natural environment of Cichlids. It contains all physiologically essential elements such as magnesium, calcium, sodium, potassium, and includes trace components such as iron, aluminum, and iodide.It does not contain harmful or unnecessary ingredients such as nitrates, phosphates, arsenic, lithium, or cadmium. Use Seachems Cichlid Trace
to restore and maintain important trace elements between water changes.Sizes:
250 g, 500 g, 1.4 kg, 4 kg, 20 kg, 100 kg Why It's Different
Although the major Rift Lakes contain basically the same mineral salts, they do so in greatly differing concentrations. Cichlid Lake Salt is formulated so that dosages vary depending on the lake of origin and need only be added when setting up an aquarium or with water changes. Many competing products are little more than combinations of Epsom salt and bicarbonate of soda. This will not provide a complete replication of the mineral salts that are contained in the lakes of Africa, in particular calcium and potassium. Directions:
All doses given for 40 L (10 gallons*). TANGANYIKA: Use 11 g (1.5 teaspoons). MALAWI: Use 5.5 g (3/4 teaspoons). VICTORIA: Use 3.6 g (1/2 teaspoon). pH BUFFERING: Seachems Malawi/Victoria Buffer
(pH 7.88.4) should be used to adjust carbonate hardness and pH. TIPS: Use when setting up an aquarium and when making water changes. To add salt to an established tank, base dose on water being changed. Do not use salt when simply replacing evaporated water. It is best to dissolve the salt in freshwater before use. Guaranteed Analysis:
Amounts per 1 gram. Ingredients: magnesium chloride, calcium chloride, potassium sulfate, sodium chloride, aluminum sulfate, iron sulfate, potassium iodide, Review:My first impression of this product is that it came nicely packaged with clear instructions on how to prepare it however it doesn't come with a measuring spoon, Like I stated in my other review I like that the labelling is laminated and not just paper so the instructions won't wear off if the container gets wet. It comes in various sizes250 g, 500 g, 1.4 kg, 4 kg, 20 kg, 100 kg so there is a size to suit anyones needs. Like the Malawi/Victoria Buffer It is a very fine white powder which dissolves easily in water, there is some larger clumps of the salt that take a little longer to dissolve but I dont find this a problem. I will say the fish look more active than normal and maybe even more vibrant too, Its hard to review a product like this on perfurmence so I just focused on the fact. If adding this to an already established tank, just remember to add slowly over a week or so to prevent shocking your fish, once you get the desired level all you need to do is add back what you take out at water change.
I would rate this product 9/10
It loses a mark due to there is no measuring spoon provided.