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Buffers pH level and brings water to an ideal total alkalinity.
BUFF-IT-UP (20 oz.)  

Aqua-Medsô is proud to introduce "Buff-it-Upô", a major breakthrough in pH-buffering technology at the best price you can find in the industry.

Buff-it-Upô" will bring water to an ideal pH and total alkalinity, which will provide the following advantages:

  • "Buff-it-Upô" is phosphate / caustic free. It does not enhance algae growth.
  • Your water clarity will improve.
  • Raises carbonate hardness (KH) safely and maintains it for a long period of a time.
  • Beneficial bacteria, which require carbonates and a calcium source, will flourish.
  • pH will be supported AND stabilized.
  • Colors of the fish will "harden" and become crisper in harder water.

Now here is the best part:

Buff-it-Upô is less expensive, and will last longer than 95% of all Buffers on the market!

Frequently Asked Questions about Buff-it-Upô

Is this like, "new" or something?

Answer: Yes and no. pH Buffers have been on the market for probably three decades. They've been as simple as baking soda, limestone, crushed coral, and as complicated as "Kalkwasser". This is the product (Buff-it-Upô) that falls somewhere in between. A comparable product currently sells at about ten dollars a pound and the customers have to buy it at eight ounces a shot. For pond people, they want more, for less. Our price on Buff-It-Upô puts it right at about six to seven dollars per pound, and it lasts considerably longer in the system than any other buffer.

So what's so special about it?

Buff-it-Upô has been tested against the leading pH buffers. Buff-it-Upô held the pH and KH of Aquarium water five days longer than the leading pH buffer on the market. Buff-it-Upô is a pH Buffer, a KH - carbonate hardness builder and non-phosphate buffer that will maintain the ideal pH for Goldfish and Koi, while not enhancing algae growth. Depending on dosage, Buff-it-Upô raises pH and buffers between 7.4 and 7.8. It is gentle, safe, and enhances the freshwater environment. Buff-it-Upô does NOT contain sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) or aloe vera. Available in a five and ten pound resealable bag or large systems!

Why should I use it?

"Buff-it-Upô" will bring water to an ideal pH and total alkalinity which will provide the following advantages:

  • Water clarity will improve
  • Beneficial bacteria which require carbonates and a calcium source will flourish
  • pH will be supported AND stabilized
  • Colors of the fish will "harden" and become crisper in harder water.

This is nothing but baking soda, isn't it?

Well, there are carbonates in it, but that is where the similarities end. Baking Soda is a food grade carbonate, and we use a reagent food grade, so perhaps that is also similar. But baking soda is nothing except sodium bicarbonate. This does nothing but "blindly" push the pH upward, and it has nothing in it to "hold" the pH there. Most hobbyists have found that Baking Soda is a "good" buffer but they go crazy making it "last" in their system. Buff-It-Upô contains other chemicals which stabilize the pH and hold it in the optimal ranges for fish.

Baking Soda does not supply calcium, either. Buff-It-Upô does...Well then it must be plain old limestone. Right ?

Limestone has been used as a buffer with success. But Buff-It-Upô is not limestone. In fact, no limestone is used to make Buff-It-Upô. Limestone is a mixture of calcium and magnesium carbonate. The primary stabilizing ingredient, among others, in Buff-It-Upô is Calcium carbonate only. This is the more bioavailable carbonate for aquaculture and for beneficial bacteria. There is very little magnesium carbonate in Buff-It-Upô. Pure chemicals in reagent form were used to manufacture Buff-It-Upô, this was to ensure that your water would experience minimal clouding after application, and support it's best selling point, IT SUPPORTS PH FOR A LONG LONG TIME.

Will it cloud my water for a week ?

No, it won't cloud your water for a week. It might cloud your water slightly for a day or less depending upon how much Calcium your system needs, and how good your filtration system is. Some people experience no clouding; by putting the Buff-It-Upô directly into the "filter intake" in a gradual way over a few hours. To have a truly soluble Calcium carbonate, some clouding is inevitable.

Can it hurt my fish?

Sure can. Just like any other buffer containing minerals and carbonates...We won't kid you, and we don't want you to hurt your fish. You could probably kill your whole collection with it if you were incredibly careless. Is this any different than any other buffer? NO. If you live in the south west, and have very hard water and a high total alkalinity, say; over three hundred ppm, you could harm the fish by using Buff-It-Upô or any other buffer which pushes alkalinity or hardness over these ceiling numbers.

Otherwise, there is no possible way to harm your fish with Buff-It-Upô

Packages in 5 pound or 20 ounces.

Got any Testimonials?

Thank you for another simple and effective product. Buff-it-Up has solved the mystery of our Crashing Ph, quickly and permanently. Prior to using Buff-it-Up, our four-year old's beloved pet would pitch fit after each water change. Now we have other things to worry about; like a larger tank!"

~ Judy

I purchased your "Buff it Up" as a last resort and I want to thank you for coming up with this product.

The water coming out of my faucet is town water and it is so acid that I couldn't get a hold on the pH that I needed. I tried all the buffer products available and they would all drop back to an acid level. The store that I did business with had to order extra large bottles of "PH UP" for me at the rate I was using it. I have a 155 gal. Bow Tank, just to give you an idea of how much I had to use to get to a pH of 7.5 and not knowing when it would start crashing.

Not any more. Since I have been using your "BUFF IT UP" my problems are over. The pH in my tank is nailed where I want it and I can feel safe that it will stay at (7.5) until my next water change. Even then, after a 35 gallon water change all I have to add is just one teaspoon to bring it back to (7.5).

Thanks again,

Cost - $19.99
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