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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-31-2006, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Peat pellets...a cheapr source?

Is there another source to get peat pellets? My water is very hard well water, and my tetra tank needs peat. Its very expensive through the usual souces though..anyone know an alternative souce for peat?
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If by peat pellets you are referring to Jiffy brand compressed peat for seed starting, I would suggest Ebay if you feel prices are too high at your local nursery. I'm not sure this product will be the most effective at conditioning your water, as these "pellets" have been sterilized to the point that they have little effect on water chemistry. Perhaps better products are those manufactured by Fluval and Eheim which are designed to be placed in canister filters. These "pellets" are less processed and will have more of the desired effect on your water quality. You should be able to find either of these filter media through online aquarium product retailers for around $10. Good luck with your breeding attempt.

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Or just head to the nearest garden center and look through their assortment of peat. Skip through their selection of sphaghum and look for some Canadian peat. One bag (more like a small bale) will last you awhile and would be the cheapest way to pick some peat up.


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Go to a fish store that has a pond section. There you might be able to find laguna granular peat for ponds. It should be much cheaper than buying hagen fillter peat and essentially be the same product because laguna is hagen's pond products division.

Basicly, anything that is packaged for pond use is going to be cheaper and come in much bigger packages. Laguna granular peat comes in a 4 pound bag.
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