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Re: Gardneri P-82
George & Melanie wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> No I never have tried the peat method. It is something I may consider though to
> see how it works for me. When you say long fiber peat, are you talking about the
> sphagnum peat that is sold in a bag or bale. It is lighter in color and is in
> long strands. Is this it or is it something else. Do you have a specific brand
> or name that it goes by?
Fibrous peat is real peat, available as a filter medium for Hagan and Fluval
filters (expensive). The stuff you mention, above, is dry sphagnum moss, and
not peat. It can mess up the water if you are not careful.
Sphagnum moss must undergo years of anaerobic chemical alteration (wet bog
decay) to be turned into peat. Other plants like sedge can become peat, too.
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