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Where do I buy Peat Soil?

Hi,

I saw a youtube for breeding neon tetras. He used some Peat soil for substrate.

Home Depot carries only Jiffy Peat Seed starter that has other stuff in that I am not sure is fish safe.
Amazon sells Peat Pellet for filters, itís not soil type.

So where do you buy this peat stuff for aquarium use?
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The key word is "peat moss", or "sphagnum peat moss". Most gardening centers (including Home Depot) sell it in 3 cubic foot bales, ~ $12.
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The key word is "peat moss", or "sphagnum peat moss". Most gardening centers (including Home Depot) sell it in 3 cubic foot bales, ~ $12.
It looks more like soil though. About 9 mins into the video:

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I would guess that he mixed some kind of substrate with peat moss, like we do it in the garden
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The substrate doesn't really matter. The peat lowers the ph and does a bit of water softening. I used to breed tetras with Blackwater extract and a base of marbles for the eggs to fall into. Used to breed them in plastic sweater boxes by the gagillions.

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