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Hi all,

It was recently recommended to me that adding some peat granules to my filter cartridge will create more optimal water conditions for my Severum, and this is definitely something I'm looking into since right now "he" is my centerpiece fish.

My question is: What will this do to the Java Fern and Anubias that are in my tank? I know that these are both very easy and low-maintenance plants to keep, but will how will they handle softer water and lower pH?

My pH is already on the lower side for my cichlids (6.8 as of yesterday) and Alkalinity was in the "Ideal" 120-180 ppm range on my water strip kit.

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The nutrients which cause the black water are good for the plants.
You will need to watch the PH as it will likely drop a bit after adding the Peat.
Just add less of what you did to lower it(slowly) after you see what the Peat does.
 

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I don't think you will see very much of a change in ph. About .2 drop was all I ever saw, it may affect gh more possibly. Those plants shouldn't skip a beat, as I don't think most plants would.
 

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That's great to hear guys, thanks for the input!

I'm treating my whole tank for IPs right now but I'm going to post pictures as soon as everything is recovered.
 
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