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Christople 07-13-2011 08:38 PM

Peat moss
 
So i am getting peat moss because I like it's properties. If I were to buy garden or reptile peat moss would that be okay... I would put it in my filter

GwenInNM 07-14-2011 07:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Christople (Post 734825)
So i am getting peat moss because I like it's properties. If I were to buy garden or reptile peat moss would that be okay... I would put it in my filter


I had laying around, reptile moss (no chemicals added, Zoo med brand) and put it in my aquarium more as decoration to fill a hole in wood. I've since taken it out, but there was no harm to my fish. I recently took that same product and did an experiment, because I need to lower my ph in one of my tanks. I tested the water out of tap and got 7.8 Than I put moss in a cup and tested the water in the cup and it went to 6.3! So, I put some moss in a mesh bag and put it in my filter. Now with such a huge concentration of water to a bit in a bag, I didn't see a drop, but it can't hurt! I just don't know how long it's effective. I'd be interested in if others have tried peat moss.

Gwen

Christople 07-14-2011 09:52 AM

okay so i will stop buy petco and pick some up. You wouldn't happen to know the name?


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