Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Nagoya City, Japan
I thought I would add my experiences...
I've always added peat. When I set up my 47 gallon in January there was a length along the front of the tank where the substrate (Eco Complete) spread out to around a half inch of depth. Eventually some of the peat pellets surfaced an are sitting on top of the E.C. This isn't so much a problem aesthetically, but when I was having CO2 problems, the peat was the first place that algae sprouted from... Tons of BBA, some read beard, and some staghorn.
Now my tank parameters are fine and I don't have algae (minus GDA/GSA), but I'm still a little paranoid about the peat.
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