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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-18-2005, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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Seachem Alkaline Buffer or Baking Soda?

Should I bother with Seachem Alkaline Buffer, or just use baking soda?

It says on the label the ingredients are "carbonates and bicarbonates of sodium, calcium, potassium, and magnesium".

Although that sounds nice and balanced to me like a One-A-Day-Plus-Iron, is it really neccessary...?

If I can go to the grocery store and buy a box of Arm & Hammer for .89 cents, that's much nicer than the $8 bucks for a jar from Seachem.

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What are you trying to accomplish?
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Someone posed that question to Seachem on their public boards, they didn't give a very informative answer except "our product is better but we can't say why."

I use it... one thing I particularly like about it is that there's no baking soda cloud immediately after adding it.
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Ahh...sorry. I want to buffer KH.
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Use baking soda. It's cheap and it works very well. I have never noticed a baking soda cloud myself as it dissolves very quickly.
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ah cool thanks Rex
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