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Calcium & Buffers

Brightwell Calcium & Buffers

Understanding the calcium & alkalinity balance is paramount to the successful maintenance of a stony coral aquarium. It is essential that the correct levels be maintained at all times, and that is where a quality additive comes in.

Brightwell Aquatics brand buffers provide unmatched purity, enabling you to be certain you are adding only what you intend. The calcium and alkalinity buffers in this section will help you support the fast growing coralline algaes, clams and reef building stony corals.

Seachem Calcium & Buffers

Seachem's advanced line of water chemistry products has helped aquarists maintain stable environments for years.

Whether it is a nitrate level you need to drop or a calcium level that needs to come up they have a product for you. Calcium will help build coral skeletons and buffers will help increase your tanks capacity to handle acid production. Seachem offers a fantastic value also!

ESV B-Ionic 2 Part Calcium Buffer System


B-Ionic 2 Part Calcium Buffer is the original two part calcium additive and pH buffer. The proper levels of calcium and alkalinity ions are easy to maintained with the B-Ionic system. Sizes listed indicate volume of part A and B together. 

B-Ionic Calcium Buffer is the original, unique, easy to use, two-component liquid supplement system. When using equal volumes of each component, the aquarist can easily maintain calcium and alkalinity levels with no mixing powders, disruption of ionic balance, or addition of organic chemicals. In addition to supplying highly concentrated calcium and carbonate alkalinity required for calcification, B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System also provides all other important major, minor, and trace elements in the proper ratios to duplicate the composition of synthetic seawater. As a result, B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System will help restore inorganic ions lost from protein skimming and help maintain the ionic balance of the aquarium water. 

Other Calcium & Buffers

Calcium is absolutely essential in the marine environment. Corals build there skeletons using calcium and invertebrates use it to reinforce their carapace.

Buffers are important to increase your aquariums ability to handle acid production. The breakdown of excess food and fish waste leads to a build up of acid that must be counteracted. More important than the brand you buy is the fact that you actually ensure these values are solid!