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Peat Moss

Discussion in 'Talk to Tom Barr' started by Kampi, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. Kampi

    Kampi Lifetime Charter Member
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    Apr 30, 2007
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    I am going to make a multi layered substrate: clay, sand-peat mix, and soilmaster. I have been looking at peat bales in nurseries, and some have a wetting agent listed, and others do not.

    Does anyone know if this wetting agent is harmful to fish?

    I remember that in the horticulture trade (teressterial) we used detergent to break the surface tension. I understand that detergents and fish do not "mix well".

    Is there a good ratio listed anywhere for clay:sand-peat:top layer.

  2. Tom Barr

    Tom Barr Founder
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    Jan 23, 2005
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    Use just plain peat.

    Nothing else.

    There is not set formula for peat, some use that and sand, some use it with soil and sand, some use a dusting of peat etc.

    It's pretty wide open.

    Tom Barr

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