dao Posted January 5, 2016 Report Share Posted January 5, 2016 Hello, I am running a planted taiwan bee tank on an inert substrate. To lower my pH I am using peat granulate by placing it in a mesh bag and inside the filter. The result is quite good - I can get the pH down to pretty much any level I want, but stability is an issue. To have my pH in the slightly above 6.0 range which I want I need to add very small portion of the peat granulate (if I add more the pH can go down as low as ~5.4. obviously the reading might not be super accurate but in any case very low) and change it once every 3-4 days to keep the pH in a stable range. So my question is: Would replacing the peat granulate and using an active soil of some kind would be a better idea ? And yes I mean placing the active soil in the filter, not restarting the tank. The goal is to have a stable pH somewhere in the range of 6.0-6.5, but I am hoping that with an active soil the pH would go down just to a certain point, no matter how much I use it. If so, then I would be able to put more active soil than peat granulate at the moment, and as a result do less frequent changes with the buffering properties maintained. What are your thoughts on this ? Does this have any sense, and did anyone try this ? If this is a valid solution what active soil would you recommend, and why? Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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