sphagnum moss peat

Discussion in 'Substrates' started by Nick16, 31 Dec 2008.

  1. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    hi, on a tank 120x40 would 900g be enough? i think this has to go on the very bottom on the glass, so it would be a very thin layer sprinkled on.
     
  2. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    bump. would like to order this tonight.

    is 900g perfect, to little or too much?
     
  3. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi,
    The question is, what is your objective with the addition of peat? In sediments the sphagnum moss and peat are used as carbon sources to aid the development of the sediment bacterial colonies. So whether you use it or not depends on what sediment or sediment additives you are using. If you will use something like ADA Aquasoil then the addition of htese two products are unnecessary as the AS already has peat and organic matter included. If you are using an inert sediment like sand or LFS gravel by themselves then yes, adding organic matter like peat is a good idea but all you need is a sprinkling, not a kilogram of this stuff. If you are using an organic additive under the inert sediment then it's pointless.

    Cheers,
     
  4. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    i might as well not bother with it then and save myself a fiver. cheers for your help ceg.
     

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