Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
My water is still reading a pH of about 6.8 (same as yesterday). I have to get one of the wildlife biologists in here with their fancy hardware to confirm my readings. I have a feeling that the driftwood isn't producing tannin in larger enough amounts to effect the water.
I've read that leaf little could produce similar effects as driftwood (soften the water while reducing the pH). I work in forest reserve and have some banana trees around. I've grabbed a hand full of old leaves off of the closest trees. I have them drying now. I'll a drop little bit of the leaves in the tank, to see if it works in place of peat. I have a near endless supply of banana leaves. If the banana leaves work, I have no cost solution.
Father of the Princess Zelda.