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  1. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Working off what Randyl had posted and other posts on the internet, I needed a cheap way to lower my pH until I can figure out a RO system and not be lugging jugs of water up 3 flights of stairs all the time. My tap water has jumped up from 7.2 to 8.2 in the past few months and it's not making...
  2. Substrate
    So I've never used anything but either flourite or pool filter sand for plants, but I am entering a friendly competition and want to try something new. I'm thinking a mixture of peat and laterite topped with about two inches of eco complete, can anyone help me out and tell me what to expect...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I've recently started using peat extract to condition my water in a couple of my planted tanks. Does anyone know if using fresh carbon to remove the tannins will work and will it reverse the effects the peat has on water ph and GH? I want to be able to grow plants! I also want to lower my ph...
  4. Substrate
    Hey i have a 33G and i was wondering if i it would me ok to put some peatmoss under the flourite?? And Can i just have this or should it be combined with half sand??
  5. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    This can't get much simpler: http://www.marksfish.me.uk/index.php/Tips/Peat-Filtering.html I boiled peat last night and poured it in my 55 gal. tank. Overnight the pH dropped from 7.2 to 6.8. I added only about 2 quarts of the boiled and squeezed damp peat. The water in the tank is 50% tap...
  6. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    well, as subj. says i seem to remember having read, that spaghnum wasn't good for shrimps.. is this true? It'd make my day a lot easier, if spaghnum didnt affect shrimp. any ideas`? thoughts? on this...
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