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I prefer to use natural products to lower pH...catappa leaves/extract, alder cones. they are effective and some of the chemical stuff just makes me nervous

It's the super resin that lowers pH I think. This is the only product I found with professional working super resin.

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I don't see how that would lower your pH, it looks like it is just a super carbon or something.

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Using Peat Pellets in a filter bag will lower the PH quite bit. It doesn't take too much for

the peat pellets to do the job. I had to take out half of the peat pellets because it was

lowering the PH fast. Now I use those Kcups that people use for coffee. I use those

stainless steel mesh ones, and peat pellets in the cup and let them float in the tank.

They do a great job of keeping the ph down to 6.2 to 6.4.  - Plus the shrimp seem

to like to float around the tank on them and ride them.

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That's really neat, Doc.  Is that with or without buffering substrate?  How long does that last in the k-cup before needing a change?  DO you have to replace a majority of water when you change then if adding a new k-cup since the saturation would be greater? (Old + new)

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Well this is handy, I was just talking to a guy about the use of barely pellets that contain peat on TPT with regards to algae control and pH ajustment.

Have a gniess day. -Scott

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