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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-11-2006, 06:49 AM Thread Starter
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Peat moss acidity life span

I put peat moss on the bottom of my tank about 4 5 months ago and I was wondering if it will always lower my Ph or will the acidity it creates go away over time. I put about 4 cups of peat moss as the first layer under 4 inches of flourite as was curious to know how long it will continue to lower my Ph? The other question I have is, as the peat brakes down what type of changes in my water chemistry will I notice?

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so no one can help me with this one? How long is my Ph going to be low? How long until this stuff decomposes? As it decomposes what type of chnages will hapen to my water chemistry? ANYONE???

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How much did you put down?
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roughly 3 cups. give or take a 1/2

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That's a lot of peat moss for any tank listed in your Sig. I only manage to use about two cups at most in a 55.

All I can suggest is lots of water changes. Peat is extremely variable in it's effects.
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