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acdic substrate?

I was woundering for the plants that need an acidic substrate to be their best, what would be some substrates that are already acidic?

I never added a layer of peat moss in mines and its just 100% flourite. Is flourite acidic?
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ADA AS, im pretty sure all the varietes are acidic and will lower your ph.


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I second ADA aqausoil. It's about the same price as flourite before shipping.
That would be a good investment.

Another way is to add some peat underneath your regular substrate. It loers pH and water hardness. It can be quite messy, makes your water tint tea-colour. Also hard to control its effects.
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