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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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you sure spaghnum moss lowers pH?

at least the spaghnum I have doesn't appear to have any tanics at all in it. are you sure you aren't getting it confused with Peat Moss?
 

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Spar said:
you sure spaghnum moss lowers pH?

at least the spaghnum I have doesn't appear to have any tanics at all in it. are you sure you aren't getting it confused with Peat Moss?


hmm.. yes you might be right. we just call it spaghnum. it's probably peat moss...

bought @ garden center anyway...
 

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you are actually right. went and checked my bag of Peat Moss. It is labeled as "Spaghnum Peat Moss".

I also use straight Spaghnum Moss for my frog tanks, which is much thicker and stringy, without all the tanic acids in it. I think it is labeled as "orchid spaghnum moss".

i know a guy that has lots of shrimp tanks. I will send him an email to see his experience with it.
 

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Spar said:
you are actually right. went and checked my bag of Peat Moss. It is labeled as "Spaghnum Peat Moss".

I also use straight Spaghnum Moss for my frog tanks, which is much thicker and stringy, without all the tanic acids in it. I think it is labeled as "orchid spaghnum moss".

i know a guy that has lots of shrimp tanks. I will send him an email to see his experience with it.

excellent. Looking forward to hearing his input.
I've heard from someone who use spaghnum, but would like to hear more, from other people as well.
 
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