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Re: Oak Leaf Mold why I have problems with peat, etc
It seems like peat and other organics seem to have this ability to reduce
pH and TDS. Just got my Hanna TDS meeter and found some shocking things.
It is 30 ppm out of my tap. Without anything to buffer it I deal with pH
crashes and major dies offs. Peat in Notho water seems to do them in
unless I buffer heavily (2 Tbs RO right per 10 gallons). May have been my
problem with south american annuals...
>My tap water comes out of the tap at pH 7.8 with a TDS
>of 330. These observations after a week are
>Positive effects of use of Oak Leaf Mold include:
>1. After one week in the breeding tank, pH lowered to
>6.6 and TDS to 240. The peat pellets that I have been
>using has minimal effect on pH or TDS values.
>2. Much less breeding material out of the breeding
>container on the floor of the breeding tank. The
>medium stays in the bowl better and the tank stays
>3. The material is not very absorbent so dries
Mach T. Fukada
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