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has anyone ever used this stuff in their fluval? does it work good?, i was looking for some black water extract there was none and the dude at the lfs me peat fiber would make my water a nice murky colour and calm down my p's, but when i got home i read it and it says it reduces ur Ph, does it reduce your ph? or does it just stabilize it?,

any help is appreciated
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DonH Oct 20 2003 said:
As peat releases hydrogen ions (H+) into the water to reduce pH, the voids that are left behind "draws" the calcium and magnesium ions from the water. So an ion exchange has occurred by swapping ions of H+ into the water and taking Ca+ and Mg+ out. Result... a drop in pH and GH.
Hey kyle_5rb, Yes peat will lower you pH. If you do use it be sure to test you pH daily. A pH drop to low could be a problem.
 

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I've used it but it makes your water kinda yellowish/brown.
My Pygos may like it but I don't
It does however lower your PH fairly slow but effectively....
It didn't affect my tank's PH too much but I guess it depends on how much you use at once. My PH was already at 7.

IMO I like a crystal clear looking tank for my P's and they do not mind neutral PH.
 
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