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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-07-2007, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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Adding peat to filter

Ok im gonna add peat to my canister filter to lower the ph. Ive search and read about around 1qt to 25gs of water and lasts around 1-3 months. Anything i need to know before doing this. Gonna get peat from home depot and make sure nothing other then peat inside. How long before results you think?? Anyone do this in there cherrys tanks??

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-07-2007, 11:54 PM
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A few random thoughts...

Peat will stain your water brown if you want to affect pH. It will need to be replaced frequently. Making sure there is no fertilizer in that peat would be very important.

Of course, you'd need to ask yourself -- why do you want to lower the pH? And if you have a good answer, then the next question would be -- why not use CO2 injection for this?


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So what was the result? Lower your ph, gh, kh? I need to know for I need to lower my ph for my apsitogrammies.
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