Seachem Alkaline (300g)
Alkaline Buffer™ is a non-phosphate buffer to raise pH and alkalinity (KH) in planted aquariums. Alkaline Buffer raises pH and buffers between 7.2 and 8.5. It is gentle, safe, and enhances the freshwater environment. I recommend this buffer when keeping aquatic plants, or soft water fish such as Discus. Yes, a KH buffer is still important for soft water fish so as to maintain pH stability, however I recommend a method to acid buffer as well to balance the KH such as SeaChem Acid Buffer or Atisons Spa Almond Leaf (or similar products)
Alkaline Buffer is a straight Buffer, unlike Marine, Malawi, or Tanganyika which have a chemistry to raise the pH to a certain value while increasing KH (when used at full strength), as well the other SeaChem Buffers add essential minerals while Alkaline Buffer is only a pure carbonate buffer, making Alkaline Buffer the better choice for planted aquariums or any freshwater aquarium where additional mineralization is not necessary or is added via different products (such as Wonder Shells or SeaChem Replenish).