Hi, fish room I have thoughts of starting and mbuna tank and would like to know what is best to keep there pH stable and what to use is best? Cichild buffers or the Cichilds sand. Any information would be appreciated.
Depends on what the source water is like. A good thing to use in African cichlid tanks is fish specific substrate. You should be able to find African cichlid specific gravel/sand that helps buffer the pH. If you need major adjusting then best of luck as I've no knowledge on doing such things.
I do nothing for my cichlid tank as the water is already in good shape for them. I usually advise others to find fish that suit their tap water rather than trying to change the pH and hardness for fish they want. It is much easier IMO and not so expensive this way.
Oh I meant to put in what my water is 7.6 straight out my water source.
I don't either I've looked up how they use those buffets and still didn't get it so I think I'll go with the Cichilds sand substrate if I decide to go threw with what I want I'm picking up a 55 gallon Saturday.