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    Default Peat Moss at Home Depot

    Well, I wen to Home Depot last night, as some of you suggested, to get some Canadian Peat Moss. The only thing I found is a big bag of Canadian Peat Moss for ~$9.0, but it has Miracle Grow chemical added in. I don't think this will work for discus fish. So I didn't buy it. Where else can I buy Peat Moss that will work for fish ?

    I have a 35 gallon trash can to age water. The aged water is still 8.2 ph. How much peat moss should I use to lower the pH to 7.0 ?

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    Canadian Peat Moss is a staple for any place that sells plants. I'm surprised your Home Depot only has the one kind, although depending where you are located it may be very late in the gardening season and they may not have any atm. Any hardware store, gardening center, Wal-Mart, K-Mart or similar handles it.
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    Depending on the make up of your water you may find that the amount of peat moss needed to lower your ph will be great. It is difficult to tell without knowing the minerals that are buffering your water. You may find that you will need a strong acid like HCL to lower it.
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    If you look by the house plant fertilizer section you will find 3 lbs bags of peat.
    Last edited by TRAKURT; 10-20-2006 at 05:25 PM.

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    Default Re: Peat Moss at Home Depot

    Can you tell me the exact brand name for those 3 lbs peat moss ?

    I am very nervous about getting the wrong type of peat moss that has chemical in it which might kill my fish. I did something terrible a few days ago during WC that kill some of my frys. I don't want to have any chance to kill my adult discus.

    Thanks for your help.

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    http://www.scotts.com/index.cfm/even...0543cec50fc840


    The only thing I didnt like about the product is that its very fine.

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    We buy our peat in 3.8 cubic foot bails from Home Depot. I think it's about 10 bucks per bail. Home Depot doesn't list it on their website (probably because their website sucks beyond belief) But Premier Horticulture lists Home Depot as their main retailer on their 'locator'.

    This is the stuff....Its under "Soil Conditioning"...It's called PRO-MOSS.

    http://www.premierhort.com/eProMix/G...fGardening.htm

    BTW, I have to agree with Paul...You may be disappointed with the results you get from Peat filtered water. It DOES work....but you may need to use very large amounts to achieve your desired end result. It's typically very messy as well.

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    Default Re: Peat Moss at Home Depot

    Hmm, if it's so messy to generate very little result, then how come so many of the expert here are still using peat moss ?

    If I don't use it, what else can I use to lower the PH and soften the water ? I have been using Acid Buffer and Discus Buffer for my breeding tank, along with a mixture of tap water (8.2 PH) and kitchen filtered drinking water (at 6.4 PH).

    Maybe I should give up trying the peat moss then.

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    Hi,
    If you mix RO water with your tap to decrease the mineral content , then the peat will have a bigger impact imo.
    A tds meter will tell you how hard or soft (amount of minerals in the water) your current water is.

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    Default Re: Peat Moss at Home Depot

    Quote Originally Posted by Ardan View Post
    Hi,
    If you mix RO water with your tap to decrease the mineral content , then the peat will have a bigger impact imo.
    A tds meter will tell you how hard or soft (amount of minerals in the water) your current water is.

    hth
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    Can you suggest a good tds meter ?

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    Default Re: Peat Moss at Home Depot

    this is what I use
    http://www.hannainst.com/products/te...ProdCode=Primo
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    http://forum.simplydiscus.com//showthread.php?t=54001 check out his reply in this thread
    hth
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    Last edited by Ardan; 10-22-2006 at 07:59 AM.
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