Peat moss

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  1. Bufamotis

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    anyone ever seen this/used thispeatmoss stuff?

    I have hard water in my tank, and high pH. I read that peat can lower and keep a tank's pH down at around 6.8 which is what i read most of my wishlist fish want.
    I use borehole water, thats why the water is hard, dissolved minerals etc, i also read peat softens the water


    I found some at work today, it feels moist in the bag, which is better than the dried stuff i have at home

    Was thinking of adding some to the tank somehow, awaiting the Prof's okay on it. I have no idea if its good to use or bad:

    Thought id toss it in here see who has an opinion?

    Supaflora

    [​IMG] Supaflora Superior Peat Moss is a 100% organic growing medium, especially developed for Homes and Gardens. Supaflora Superior Peat Moss Is a unique blend of white sphagnum peat and frozen black peat with a balanced pH-level. Supaflora Superior Peat Moss Is always ready to use. Characteristics:


    • 100% weed free
    • High water holding capabilities
    • Permeable to air
    • Balanced pH-Level
    • Slow release of important biological nutrients
    • Reduce leaching
    • Supports strong root growth
    • Supports development of a rich blossom
    • Supports germination of seeds
    • Ensures long plant life
    Bags are made of polyethelene and can be stored in landfills without endangering the ground water or may be burnt in waste incinerators without any risks. Complete empty bags can be recycled.
    Ingredients:


    • White sphagnum peat
    • Frozen black peat
    • Ground limestone
    • Biological Nutrients
    Other Information:


    • pH value - (CACL) 5.5 - 6.5
    • Salt Content - 1.2 - 2.0G KCL/L
    • Nutrients (CAT) - Available for Plants
    • Nitrogen (N₂) - 150 - 270mg/L
    • Phosphates (P₂ O₅) -100-170mg/L
    • Potassium (K₂ O) - 180 - 300mg/L
    • Volume - 20L (at time of packing)
    • Country of Origin - Germany
    • Storage - Cool and dry seal bags when not in use.
     
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  3. Slojo

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    The potassium and phosphates is what is bothering me.
     
  4. Henk Hugo

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    Rather et peat thats for tanks - Sera makes a peat granual
     
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    Bufamotis

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    I'll try to find that, thanks henk.

    Slojo, i know the levels aren't optimal, thats why i'm waiting for the prof's opinion on it as well. I just noticed us stocking this stuff yesterday. Its new
     
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    Oh i i just noticed the ground limestone.PH+ ?
     
  7. Henk Hugo

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    Ferry you want pure canadian peat - not the stuff thats made for gardens. some of the guys do supply it - i'll go check which one my nursery stocks and report back
     
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    Henk you just want an excuse to go to the nursery AGAIN!!!!! :D:D:D:D
     
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    always Vee :D
     
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    Bufamotis

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    lol, i see enough of the nursery as it is,every weekend... :)
     
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    Bufamotis

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    prof didn't okay this peat btw, so, those who read this, dont get the supaflora!

    normal clean canadian/spaghnum/irish moss will do...
     
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    i love going to the nuersery - esp if they have new bulbs in :D
     
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    Bufamotis

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    we have a whole bulb display at the entrance, but then again i work at a HUGE nursery:) even has some man made waterfalls... and MASSIVE koi ponds, and a "wetland" area to filter the ponds
     
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    righteo - PM incoming :D
     
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    Now you're speaking 'Henk's Language' :D:D
     
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    who knows where to get aquarium okay-ed peat moss in pta area?
     
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    you should be able to find it at any nursery its call Canadian Peat and it cost around R60 a biggish bag
     
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    are you refering to the translucent bags of stuff/ very dry and dusty/ that some nurseries sell? i have a bag of that stuff i use for air grafts on my bonsai, apparently its dried in bales and shipped here. then grated to get it loose and packaged. those what you mean?
     
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    I bought a bag from a nursery in the south to add to my filters.my water is still the same colour,i was expecting aome leaching.
     
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    Does not sound right. Turns water into tea colour. Is it affecting your pH? Maybe the amount you use is insignificant.
     
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    i put quite a bit,i stuffed one of those half stockings to about 200x100x100mm,its a 5 foot tank,i soaked it first over night and that water was brown maybe it just needs more time.
     

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