According to what I read, there really is no way to tell how much the peat will affect the water. Even if you use the same amount and same kind of peat each time, it will still affect the kh and ph at a different rate.It also WILL stain the water with tannins. At least that's what I read.:frown:
No not at all. I just wanted to reduce the kh to see what positive effects I could get out of the plants form it. I've read on another thread that purigen would help with it as well as a diatom filter. I use purigen, but don't want to have to recharge it often, and I'm not gonna purchase a diatom. I could use ro water, but that's too much a hassle also.