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Does anyone use peat moss?

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Does anyone use peat moss (or peat moss pellets ie. eheim torf pellets) or any other natural product to keep pH down?

Ideally something you can put in a media bag and stick in your canister filter?

Just wondering how effective it is? How long it lasts? etc

I plan to keep tetras, angels and the like in my tank so I want to drop my pH a bit as the tap water around here is quite high (about 8.0) but would prefer the more natural way as opposed to chemicals (ie. pH down).

Thanks in advance,

Beau.

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I use peat moss over my sand as part of the biotope but have never bothered to check my pH, gH, kH as my fish are fine and healthy. I am also using Indian Almond leaves which also lower pH and buffer the water naturally so I cannot comment on peat moss effectiveness alone.

You wll end up with tannined water by using either peat moss or IAL just the heads up :)

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