a few things...
1. use a plate, bowl, saucer, etc. on the substrate to diffuse the water as you pour it in... it won't kick up the substrate, esecially if you're slow and gentle.
2. the peat is supposed to be a very thin layer on the bottom plate of glass in your tank, not "mixed" with anything, sand, gravel, or otherwise. you then cover it with the rest of your substrate, sand, gravel, etc...
3. peat and water column fertilization are really not intended for the same purpose. peat is used as a thin bottom layer to acidify the substrate, making it more hospitable to the bacteria and chemical reactions beneficial to the roots of your plants. water column dosing is a way to get the nutrients needed by your plants to your plants. the only other method for doing that is using a nutrient-rich substrate, such as soil, or adding substrate fertilizer tabs which contain the macronutrients and/or micronutrients needed by your plants.
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