Jump to content
Kokos Goldfish Forum
Sign in to follow this  

Seachem Gold Buffer


Fishmerised

A great product designed especially for goldfish.

"Gold Buffer is a non-phosphate buffer that will maintain the ideal pH for goldfish while not enhancing algae growth. Depending on dosage, GB raises and buffers betwen 7.2 and 7.8. It is gentle, safe and enhances the freshwater environment. It is compatbile with all other Seachem buffers. Contains sodium, potassium, magnesium and other bicarbonate salts.

The reason I prefer to use a commercial buffer, in particular Seachem Gold Buffer, over crushed coral/baking soda combination is that this product does the job of both. Baking soda is easy to dose with, however the alkalinity is soon exhausted. If relying on crushed coral to increase alkalinity it will only dissolve once the pH drops below 7 so there could still be a lapse and a significant pH drop while the coral dissolves and does it's stuff.

I have used this product in all my tanks and the outdoor tub for more than six months and it is reliable. I didn't change the water in my outdoor tub for 4mths over winter but the pH remained stable.

Sign in to follow this  


User Feedback

Recommended Comments

I have used a similar product from Nutrafin in the past, and I was quite pleased with the results. It is good to hear you found one that does what you wish it to do for your tanks! :)

Share this comment


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi - thanks for the review - I was wondering if this might be a good item for me to try...my pH is realtively stable but my buff cap is low as my water is very hard. Since the pH is a nice steady 7.4, I am reluctant to add bicarb for obvious reasons... From what you know of this product, would it help increase my buff cap without dramatcially changing the pH? I sounds like it... THANKS! :D

PS - Right now I am doing 2xWC/week so I am so not overly concerned - but pH crash is still something to worry about! With a bigger tank in future, I will not be doing such frequent WCs and I will be even more concerned about maintaining a good buff cap in that case!

Edited by Graham

Share this comment


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yup - the bicarb is getting exhausted too qucikly... I am going to try the Seachem Gold Buffer now - thanks for putting a review - I find them very helpful! :)

Share this comment


Link to comment
Share on other sites

i'm going to try this product too, if I can ever find it over here in Japan. But I've seen Nutrafin products so I'll ask.... Thanks!!! :D

Share this comment


Link to comment
Share on other sites


Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...