Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Alberta, Canada
I have really hard water and with a high ph and am seeking an extreme method of lowering it. I am trying peat but it does not seem to make a difference on my water. Reading from Kasselman's book, she mentions using Beech Leaf Mold for growing cryptocorynes. From what I hear, Leaf Molds are acidic, with Beech being one of the strongest. A desperate situation it might be, but I might just try using it to lower ph & hardness.
Now, has anyone ever expiremented with this stuff? Can it be used just like peat? A warning I read, (probably Kasselmann's book) mentions that it can lower the ph of water to 4.