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API Proper pH 7.0 250g


2 in stock

Proper pH 7.0 easily sets and holds pH at 7.0 in tropical community aquariums


  • Sets and stabilizes pH to 7.0
  • Ideal for freshwater community aquariums
  • Removes chlorine, neutralizes chloramines
  • Adds electrolytes and detoxifies heavy metals
  • Resists pH rebound

Follow API Easy Care Guide and use Proper pH 7.0 when:

  • Starting up a new aquarium
  • Changing water
  • When water problem solving

pH is the measure of acidic or alkaline conditions of water. A value of 7.0 corresponds to a neutral pH. pH values about 7.0 are considered alkaline, and pH values below 7.0 are considered acidic. Different fish need different pH levels to be healthy. Check the pH level using a pH Test Kit. If the pH is not at the desired level, use PROPER pH to adjust and hold the level. Proper pH 7.0 automatically sets and stabilizes pH at 7.0, removes chlorine & detoxifies heavy metals. Proper pH 7.0 is for use in community aquariums and contains electrolytes to reduce fish stress. For use when setting up aquarium or changing water.

Do not use in aquariums containing live plants.

Directions: Remove enclosed scoop. Shake well to mix powder. Add 1 scoop for every 10 U.S. gallons of aquarium water. Repeat dose when pH test indicates a pH change of more than 0.2. Do not use in aquariums containing live plants..

How many doses will it take to adjust my pH?
Normally one dose will set the pH. Some tap water sources used in freshwater aquariums are strongly buffered at pH 8.0 and above. In this case it may require two doses of Proper pH to overcome the buffer system and re-set the pH to a desirable level. Although all artificial seawater mixes use a bicarbonate/carbonate buffer, the final pH of artificial seawater is often below or well above pH 8.2. Proper pH 8.2 will work with the existing buffer to bring the pH to 8.2-8.4. Normally one dose of Proper pH 8.2 is all that is required to adjust and stabilize the pH in saltwater.
How long will Proper pH last in the aquarium?
In most aquariums Proper pH lasts several weeks. As Proper pH works to maintain a stable pH, it gets “used up.” Natural acids formed by the decomposition of fish waste also neutralize Proper pH. Aquariums with large fish or heavily stocked aquariums may require more frequent use of Proper pH. When you see the pH begin to shift out of the desired range, it is time to add another dose of Proper pH. Adding tap water or making water changes can cause a pH shift. Proper pH can be added whenever a water change is made..
Is Proper pH a phosphate buffer?
Proper pH 8.2 is a bicarbonate and carbonate buffer and contains no phosphate. Proper pH 6.5, 7.0, and 7.5 are phosphate buffers. Phosphate buffers are the most reliable buffers for freshwater aquariums. They are non-toxic to fish and easily “lock-in” the pH for extended periods of time.

Do phosphate buffers stimulate algal growth?

No. Phosphate buffers combine with essential trace elements, like iron, causing nutrient deficiencies. Proper pH 6.5, 7.0, and 7.5 should not be used in aquariums where algal growth is desirable. .