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BOUGIEPROJECTS 12-18-2011 10:47 AM

Garden Peat Moss in Aquarium?
 
Hi All :)

I was just wondering, if I added Peat Moss bought from a garden center - would this be a good idea to control ph etc .... or am i just looking for trouble?

I heard great things about using Garden Peat Moss in your filter, to soften water - but by adding it directly into the tank - would that not help with spawning?

Has anyone experimented with this? Peat Moss sold at my local Petshop - runs $10 for this itty bit = but i can buy a large bad at a local garden center for next to nothing.

Thanks All:)

Grimmjow 12-18-2011 12:00 PM

I think if its straight sphagnum peat moss without anything else added it should be fine. Itll lower your ph, though to what degree I dont know so youll have to do some experimenting and monitoring, and itll turn your water to a light tea color.

thekoimaiden 12-18-2011 01:15 PM

If you're looking to lower it to something specific, then peat moss would be the way to go (with monitoring of course). But if you're just looking to lower it in general, I prefer adding driftwood. It makes a nice piece of decor in the tank and is great for attaching plants. But you should stay away from grapewood and anything light in color. Malaysian driftwood is the best.


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