subject: Re: Peat Alternatives In the Sep-Dec 1994 issue of The Aquatic Gardener (Vol. 7 No. 5) there is an article on page 141 titled Peat Moss and Related Topics which discusses the use of dead leaves as an alternative to peat. I imagine that using dead leaves might be no less convenient than peat, but they may make a better substrate which doesn't float around the tank & get in your filters like peat does. Joanne.