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[APD] RE: peat moss / ph
Actually there's a way to use peat to control the pH and to provide CO2.
Mix a gallon or so with soil and soak it for a few days before
installing in the substrate. Of course, you need an empty tank to do
The decay of peat will release CO2 into the tank. Soil (organic) also
The CO2 gain is difficult to measure because the organic acids from peat
and soil interfere with the standard titrations. I think Roger has
mentioned a way to do it, in the past.
Peat is very good at controlling the pH if that's what you want to
It will also reduce your hardness for several months as it soaks calcium
and magnesium out of the water, so its good to maintain regular water
changes and mineral dosing.
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