splendidbetta Posted January 10, 2006 Report Share Posted January 10, 2006 I got a packet of Peat Moss on the weekend. Now I know it can be used in a planted tank. My question is, how? Does it need to be boiled and rinsed? Is the actual peat used in the tank or only the "extract"? Can a small layer of it be used under neath the gravel inside a shallow glass pot/dish the way I have my plants planted? If so, how much? If it is possible to overdose with it, can it cause harm to young fry and mature bettas? Can it adversely affect the water quality in a cycled planted tank? My pH is between 6.5 and 7.2. But that might be the ammonia in the cycling tank lowering the pH. I have a small amount of shell grit in this 80 litre tank, but should it be hardening the water/rising the pH? Because it's not. My GH and KH are not much higher than 17.9, so I think it is safe to keep the shell grit in there anyway. Could the addition of peat and ketapang drastically affect the pH of an 80 litre planted cycled fry tank? Thanks in advance :( Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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