The Continuum advantage
African Cichlid Elements•T mineral complex replenishes crucial minor and trace minerals lost to filtration and plants in African Cichlid and other Rift Lake fish habitats. It works especially well between water changes. It contains no heavy metals, phosphates, silicates, gluconates, or polygluconates.
Use in aquarium keeping
First add Continuum Basis African Cichlid Salts, as directed on the package, to RO, DI or dechlorinated and purified tap water to provide a hard water environment replicating conditions in the Rift Lakes. Use each time you set up a new aquarium or when you do a water change. Next, use Continuum Basis Victoria / Malawi Cichlid Buffer or Basis Tanganyika Buffer to adjust the alkalinity and pH to the recommended value for the fish you are keeping. A general recommended alkalinity of 175 to 225 ppm or 10 to 12 dKH (German degrees of Carbonate Hardness) works well for mixed Africans. Continuum recommends that you use deionized water or water prepared by reverse osmosis for topping off. This will prevent shifting the mineral balance of the aquarium. Use this product, Continuum African Cichlid Elements•T to maintain trace mineral levels. Continuum recommends that you regularly test the pH and adjust with the appropriate Basis African Cichlid Buffer, as necessary.
Directions and protocol
Shake well prior to use. Add 1 capful (5 ml) per 30 US-gallons (114 L) of African Cichlid aquarium water 1 to 2 times per week.
Dosing through use of a drip system is a superior method of addition. Do not mix with buffers or alkalinity supplements prior to addition. See our website for compatibility of supplements. It is not possible, with current test kits, to measure the exact dosage of African Cichlid Elements•T trace minerals to add, so to dose, simply add the above amount to the doser. In other words, add 1 capful to the amount of solution that the doser will add in 2 to 4 days per 30 US-gallons (114 L) of African Cichlid aquarium water.
Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption. Contains trace minerals, if ingested drink water. If in eyes flush with water.