blackwater - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-18-2012, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Dayton Ohio
Posts: 223
blackwater

Anyone use blackwater additives?? Do they work? Would you recommend?
denboka is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-18-2012, 09:51 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
LB79's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: South-central Washington State, USA
Posts: 1,949
Bog peat. Takes a while, but it'll do it. Another is Mopani wood. That'll do it in a few days. Tetra's blackwater additive is supposed to work, but I've never used any additives for blackwater, so I've no real experience in it.

"One day...one day, this path will lead us to the White City, and the tower guard will take up the call: the Lords of Gondor have returned!"

–Boromir, The Lord Of The Rings
LB79 is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-19-2012, 01:09 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Contra Costa CA
Posts: 11,721
I also have used peat moss, not bottled additive.
Several forms of wood, especially oak but a lot of others will do this, too.
Indian Almond Leaves, oak leaves will do this.

I put peat moss in the filter about once a month. 1/2 cup of peat moss per 20 gallons, but the amount is not very critical. I also pre-treat water before I do water changes. I use a knee-hi stocking of peat moss in a garbage can of water. I re-use the peat moss several times.
Diana is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-19-2012, 03:25 AM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Dayton Ohio
Posts: 223
Can I go to lowes and get the peat moss...as long as it doesnt have chem. in it?
denboka is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome