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Ground Peat in Substrate

Discussion in 'Advanced Strategies and Fertilization' started by jonathan11, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. jonathan11

    jonathan11 Lifetime Charter Member
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    Jan 24, 2005
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    Tom recommended adding Scott's ground peat to the substrate of a non CO2 tank. Checking my local nurseries and HD, I was not able to find any. I called Scott's, they stated that Scott's had merged with Miracle Gro, and they did have it, but upon checking further, I discovered that the peat was enhanced, which is not what I think we want. Any suggestions as to who produces ground peat and where it can be purchased? :gw :D :D
  2. chubasco

    chubasco Guru Class Expert

    Jan 24, 2005
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    Re: Ground Peat in Substrate

    Using Jiffy 7 peat pellets is much easier than the baled stuff at the garden
    centers. A bag of 24 pellets is $3.25 from It is finely milled and has no twigs and branches
    in it to cull: the darling of the killie crowd :) It needs to be soaked in water
    for a few days then squeeze them and place in a bowl (I use a stainless steel
    bowl) and pour boiling water over them, allowing to cool then final squeeze
    before using. This leaches out any fertilizers and CaCO3. Just remove the
    netting and squash them down on the bottom glass, easy-cheesey.


    As to leonardite (Black Diamond) I'll try to find a place that is close to you
    to save on shipping. :D


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