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Peat in substrate?
I am setting up my 65 gal. tank, and have two inches of Profile clay soil
conditioner mixed with 55oz. of Aquarium Pharmaceuticals "First Layer Pure
Laterite" in it now. I am about to add two more inches of unamended gravel.
This is my last chance to add peat to the substrate. I understand the peat
provides an acidic area that helps plants absorb iron (or makes the iron
usable). I have a bag of unfertilized peat in the shed that I have tried in
the filter of a planted tank before.
My questions are: Why would I not add peat? and, How much is a good amount
I realize peat will not make or break a planted tank, but I want to do this
the best I can and not tear down the tank for years to come. Thanks in
advance for any advice.
Note- I wish I could credit the person who suggested the Profile clay soil
conditioner on this list, but I can no longer find the posting. So far, it
looks great- 2-3 mm, and medium brown.