01-21-2010, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Silverthorne
Oh and as for water parameters, i'll be using ro water and won't peat work to acidify
What else can i do to keep water soft and slightly acidic?
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Peat will acidify water, but the amount depends upon the initial hardness and how low you want it. If this spread is significant, say tap water around 8 and you want pH in the mid 6 range, it will take more peat and it has to be regularly replaced as it wears out, also the water will be tannin coloured (yellowish brown), OK for fish but not every aquarist likes this aspect. I would get a RO unit. It is more accurate and long-term. Others with experience with these units can offer comments.