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Rift Lake Chemie - Water Chemistry for East African Cichlid Aquariums (500g)

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Water Chemistry Adjustment for East African Cichlid Freshwater Aquariums

  • Adjusts the chemistry of purified water to approximate that of Lake Malawi,
  • Does not increase alkalinity (carbonate hardness)
  • Provides the proper ratios of calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, and sulfate
  • Formulated by a marine scientist


Rift Lake Chemie is a specially formulated product that creates a suitable environment for cichlids and other fish species native to Lakes Victoria, Malawi, and Tanganyika. Even though the water chemistry varies in these lakes, Rift Lake Chemie provides the essential elements needed for these fish based on thorough water analysis. With the use of this supplement, it is possible to maintain a diverse community of cichlids in prepared water. However, it's important to note that Rift Lake Chemie does not increase alkalinity or include minor and trace elements that are crucial for the long-term health and vibrant coloration of cichlids. For these purposes, it is recommended to use Brightwell Aquatics Rift Lake dKH and CichlidCode as directed.


Instructions & Guidelines

Do not add this product directly to an aquarium without first diluting in water as directed.

Basic Instructions and Guidelines: Dissolve 2 grams (~½ teaspoon) of product per 20 US-gallons of aquarium water in 8-fl. oz. of fresh water; add this solution to aquarium to establish proper water chemistry and when performing water changes.

Advanced Instructions and Guidelines: Create a stock solution by dissolving 8 grams (~2 teaspoons) of Rift Lake Chemie in 8-fl. oz. of fresh water (preferably purified); each ml of stock sol’n will increase the total dissolved solids (TDS) in 1 US-gallon (3.785 L) of water by ~13.7 ppm or ~0.12 dGH. [Reference: Each g of Rift Lake Chemie will increase the TDS in 1 US-gallon (3.785 L) of water by 428.7 ppm.] If initial TDS in aquarium is below desired level, add stock sol’n at maximum rate of 10 ml per 20 US-gallons daily until desired TDS is attained, then dose as needed and add to purified water when performing water changes. Maintain TDS within a range of +/-20 ppm. A sensible starting point when maintaining specific rift lake biotopes is to use the following TDS guidelines: Lake Victoria: 75 - 125 ppm; Lake Malawi: 150 - 200 ppm; Lake Tanganyika: 425 - 475 ppm.


Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption.

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