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Info: Cichlid Lake Salt Dosing Instructions

All doses given for 40 L (10 US gallons).

  • Tanganyika: Use 11 g (1.5 teaspoons).
  • Malawi: Use 5.5 g (3/4 teaspoon).
  • Victoria: Use 3.6 g (1/2 teaspoon).

Dosages are based on DI or RO water; for other water, measure hardness (GH) first, then add according to need. For reference, the Tanganyika dose raises dGH by 8.8 units. The Malawi dose raises dGH by 4.4 units. The Victoria dose raises dGH by 3 units.

We recommend the following GH ranges:

  • Tanganyika: 3–5.5 meq/L (8–14 dGH)
  • Malawi: 1.5–3meq/L (4–8 dGH)
  • Victoria: 1–2 meq/L (3–6 dGH)

TIPS: Use when setting up an aquarium and when making water changes. To add salt to an established tank, base dose on water being changed. Do not use salt when simply replacing evaporated water. It is best to dissolve the salt in freshwater before use.

For extra help dosing this and other Seachem products we recommend to get the FREE Dose2 App:

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Cichlid Lake Salt Dosing Table

Water Volume 1 gal / 4 L 10 gal / 40 L 50 gal / 200 L

Dose (g)

Tanganyika: 1.1 g

Malawi: 0.55 g

Victoria: 0.36 g

Tanganyika: 11 g

Malawi: 5.5 g

Victoria: 3.6 g

Tanganyika: 55 g

Malawi: 27.5 g

Victoria: 27.5 g

Dose (tsp)

Tanganyika: 3/20 tsp

Malawi: 3/40 tsp

Victoria: 1/20 tsp

Tanganyika: 1 1/2 tsp

Malawi: 3/4 tsp

Victoria: 1/2 tsp

Tanganyika: 7 1/2 tsp

Malawi: 3 3/4 tsp

Victoria: 2 1/2 tsp

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