Peat experiment: prove it!
I decided to convince myself of the effects of peat.
After 3 days soaking in tapwater, here are the results.
tapwater: pH8, dGH11, dKH4
peatwater pH5, dGH6, dKH0
This was done in old butter containers, with a LARGE ratio of peat to water, probably a 1/2 cup of peat to 2 cups water.
So, based on these numbers I've decided to add peat to my aquaclear HOB on my blue ram tank. Their color has been fading and I don't think they are happy.
Any suggestions on how much peat I should begin adding to the filter? What's the "lifetime" of effectiveness for peat in a filter?