Does Carbon negate the effects of Peat and Driftwood Question

  1. citationjeff Initiate Member

    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?

    Thanks,

    Jeff
     
  2. kribensis keeper Member Member

    good qestion it probobly does
     

  3. Cableguy9872 Initiate Member

    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 Fishlore Legend Member

    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. citationjeff Initiate Member

    Awesome,
    Thanks folks!