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Re: Substrate

Lance writes:

> You know I am new here and I have been reading about the Importance you
>  have put on substrate.  I know that it is important but I have used it
>  in other ways.  Anyways.  I have done some research and discovered that
>  you should have some organic material imbedded in the substrate.  I was
>  thinking about Spagnum Peat Moss.  I know that it is going to leech
>  tanic acids but that is ok in my tank I can control that.  Does anyone
>  have suggestions as to how I should do this.  Or has anyone done this
>  and how did it come out?  If any one has any theories, or conjecture or
>  fact please write.  Thanks

Amano's Power Sand has peat in it.  I am experimenting with Fluval Peat
pellets, but it has only been a couple weeks.  Too early to say.  The simplest
way to do it is to just buy some sphagnum and mix a little into the gravel.
But who says you should do this?  Dupla and other laterites contain NO organic
stuff whatsoever and work great.

Elvis's website should be helpful at http://home.infinet.net/teban/

Bob Dixon.