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I know using peat as a substrate can be really messy, but what about just using peat filtration. If I were for example to put it in a media bag and put it in the filter.

I'm planning a blackwater setup. I know leaves will release tanins, but I waas thinking peat filtration to lower pH.
 

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They make Peat pellets for just this purpose that one can put in their canister filter.

However, I don't see why this could not work. I've tried it in the past with marginal success. Just be sure to have a very fine filter media to filter out the fine particles , or you'll always have stuuf floating around in your tank.

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I think you'll end up causing more trouble. Without monitoring your ph, gh, and kh all the time you won't know when the peat has been used up. Not to mention, unless your trying to breed a specific fish that requires a certain ph, then there is no need to alter your ph. You can still have a blackwater tank without altering the ph.
 

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I think you'll end up causing more trouble. Without monitoring your ph, gh, and kh all the time you won't know when the peat has been used up. Not to mention, unless your trying to breed a specific fish that requires a certain ph, then there is no need to alter your ph. You can still have a blackwater tank without altering the ph.

Oh ok, I didn't realize all that. I don't want to have that amount of maintenance so I think I'll follow your advice and just go with the leaves. Thanks for your input.
 
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