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.). For further freshwater environment enhancement, use Fresh Trace™ to restore the proper level of trace elements and feed NutriDiet® Tropical Flakes for thriving, healthy freshwater community fish.
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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Contains phosphate buffers and conditioning agents. Safe for all freshwater fish acclimated to acid pH.
50 g, 250 g, 500 g, 1 kg, 4 kg
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.
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.
Q: I've been using the Neutral Regulator with Discus Buffer to hold to around a 7.0 PH. Having just seen and ordered the Acid Regulator I assumed I could use it alone to keep a 6.8 or so depending how much I use. Is this true or do I need to keep using the Neutral Regulator with it? And if so what's the difference between the Acid Regulator and the Discus Buffer then?
A: The components of Acid Regulator and Discus Buffer are similar so both can be used successfully in your system. 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 slight higher pH or to increase pH (if your pH is lowered to quickly, etc).