Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Fremont, California
What's the water parameters of your tap water?
If you want to soften the water, a quick and easy way is to mix your tap water with RO water.
you could do both, putting peat in the filter and mixing your water, because if your water is anything like mine (ph 8, GH and KH up to 10) then peat alone will not work too well.
If you want to black water real quick, you know what works?? tea bags. but i don't know how safe it is for the aquarium. one of my girl friends uses tea bags for terrestrial plants that need a more acidic environment.
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