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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-19-2009, 06:07 AM Thread Starter
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Aquasoil And Peat

I've been wanting to grow toninas for a while so I want to get some info. I understand that they cannont grow if the kh is about 4. Which my water is fine. But as I understand it, peat is nessary to grow toninas. But with aquasoil, is peat nessary?

I was woundering how peat makes it better for plants anyway besides reducing the kh and ph factor. Is it because as it break downs, it provides nutrients to the roots?
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IIRC, Aquasoil already has peat in it.

Someone else can probably better answer how peat is beneficial to a planted tank.
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One use of ground peat is as a very thin layer at the bottom of the substrate, to reduce the pH at that location to help beneficial bacteria get established in the substrate. (I think this is the reason, but I could be mistaken)

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