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post #31 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-19-2012, 04:08 PM
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I have a layer of peat moss UNDER my SK kitty litter.. I haven't mixed it up. I did have a sand over peatmoss substrate once before and when i pulled o ut a plant it was like a volcano of peatmoss. I may have done something wrong but I believe the peatmoss likes to float.
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post #32 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-19-2012, 08:31 PM
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Did it take FOREVER to wash out the KL?? Mine seems to be very dirty
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post #33 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-19-2012, 10:01 PM
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In that case, I'll probably just float a peat moss ball in one of my HOB filters but may try to mix it. We'll see. Really just want it to lower my ph for angels I'm going to eventually put in tank. Thanks
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Did it take FOREVER to wash out the KL?? Mine seems to be very dirty
Between the 50 lbs of KL and 25 lbs of Flourite it was a headache! BUT patience pays! I rinsed the bucket and sifted thru it quite a bit 5 gals at a time. Thought I had it good and filled the water VERY slowly! it was still a mess. after filtering the tank a bit a few vacuums it seemed to settle really well. It just takes time.
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