BenAquatics Posted December 19, 2021 Share Posted December 19, 2021 Active substrates (a.k.a. aquasoils) are often recommended to reduce pH and keep pH stable for caridina shrimp. However, active substrates are expensive, require replacement once depleted, and are difficult to replace with new active substrates because new active substrate tends to leech ammonia. What is the ingredient in aquasoils that provides the buffering effect? A Google search (not sure if I'm allowed to post links here) says that aquasoils are baked soils with peat added for buffering capacity. If that's true, can I use peat moss instead of aquasoil in caridina aquariums? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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