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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-15-2012, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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Can you use organic peat like leaf litter and just throw it loosely into the tank to lower ph? I was looking at the natural biotopes of bee shrimp and this would seem highly beneficial to establishing proper ph and natural like water parameters. After watching these vids http://www.youtube.com/user/chrislukhaup/videos I don't think this would hurt would it? Opinions and arguments welcome. On a final note I don't care about the black water look or the look of debris and actually find it kind of beautiful.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-15-2012, 11:24 PM
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Yes, people use indian almond leaves.

I don't know how well it works, but you can buy them by the hundreds online dirt cheap.
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Yes, people use indian almond leaves.

I don't know how well it works, but you can buy them by the hundreds online dirt cheap.
I was asking if I could use peat though. Can I just throw some peat in like I would Indian almond leaves?
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Yeah people do it when they breed killifish.
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Peat moss can be added to an aquarium. loose.
It tends to drift around quite freely, especially if something disturbs it. And almost everything disturbs it.

I prefer to put peat moss in the filter in a bag (I use nylon stockings) and add dried leaves to the tank if I want that look. Oak leaves work well.
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Has anyone on here ever used those Laguna peat granules for ponds? Would that work for fresh water aquarium use and most importantly with my precious shrimps?
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I have not, but Eheim makes a peat pellet that goes in your filter. They could very well be the same thing.
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Peat, other than pellets, can be messy. Really, really, really, messy.

In Ontario there will be hardwood trees shedding free leaves, soonish.

Leaves for Aquaria (Full Article)
http://www.tfhmagazine.com/freshwate...ll-article.htm
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I use sera super peat, and it works really well...
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