Does Carbon negate the effects of Peat and Driftwood Question

Discussion in 'pH' started by citationjeff, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. citationjeffNew MemberMember

    Hey folks!

    I have a piece of driftwood and was planning on using peat to lower the PH as well.

    Does using carbon to make the water clear negate any softening or PH reducing effects?


  2. kribensis keeper

    kribensis keeperValued MemberMember

    good qestion it probobly does
  3. Cableguy9872New MemberMember

    I currently have Carbon and peat running in my tank, and have seen a .4 drop in my PH(I saw .2 drop then started using RO water) So IMO I would guess not, however it may limit it to only dropping so much.
  4. Shawnie

    ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    it does NOT effect the peat moss, crushed coral, driftwood etc...but remember to change out your carbon every 3 weeks or so as it can only absorb so much of the nasties then it puts it back into the tank
  5. OP

    citationjeffNew MemberMember

    Thanks folks!

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