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post #11 of 12 Old 01-26-2010, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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Hmmmm....I've always just changed every 3 weeks, because i thought that carbon was only good for about 2/3 weeks that peat was the same way. I'll try leaving it for longer and just checking my p.h. daily for the next 2- weeks, and see if i can stretch it 5-6 weeks. If it doesn't last, i'll try switching it out of my filter and using it like u do. ..and see if that will lengthen it's useful life. Thanks Angel
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post #12 of 12 Old 01-26-2010, 01:35 PM
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Yea its a lil fiddle work, I also tested at the beginning to see how long my 1 sack full lasted (maybe like 1 cup peat in it) and then winded up do do it every 6 weeks or so.
Just test you pH from day X to day Z and see how long it works for you; like I said its strongly influenced by the source water so it varies from location to location.

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