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PostSubject: Mixing Peat??   6/14/2010, 8:50 am

Ok so I'am planning to set up my scorp tank very soon I currently have 2 bags of peat dirt however it is nowhere near enough, I have been advised that using an eco brick etc. would be a better to use so before I buy more peat I wondered would it be possible to mix the peat with say some eco brick?
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PostSubject: Re: Mixing Peat??   6/14/2010, 11:10 am

Yes, you can do that but in my experience, 100% coco fibre is much better for both burrows and holding humidity. I also think it is more aesthetically pleasing.
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PostSubject: Re: Mixing Peat??   6/14/2010, 12:06 pm

I had already brought some peat though so didnt wanna waste money, I couldnt wait for a reply so did a lil search and found out I could I have now just put both bags of peat and a 1kg brick in it has mixed well I think had to squeeze lots of water out but its fine now Ill upload some pics later still not sure on heating yet
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PostSubject: Re: Mixing Peat??   6/14/2010, 5:59 pm

binksyboy3 wrote:
Yes, you can do that but in my experience, 100% coco fibre is much better for both burrows and holding humidity. I also think it is more aesthetically pleasing.

holding humidity, yes, burrowing no. aesthetically pleasing priceless.
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PostSubject: Re: Mixing Peat??   6/14/2010, 7:27 pm

yeah, go ahead, mix them

the mixture will hold burrows very well and retain water well also
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PostSubject: Re: Mixing Peat??   6/15/2010, 1:41 am

uncleleo wrote:
holding humidity, yes, burrowing no. aesthetically pleasing priceless.

Well, no one will argue that it doesn't look better and more natural than peat, and it is great for burrowing so I don't know what you're on about saying no. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Mixing Peat??   6/15/2010, 2:06 am

binksyboy3 wrote:
uncleleo wrote:
holding humidity, yes, burrowing no. aesthetically pleasing priceless.

Well, no one will argue that it doesn't look better and more natural than peat, and it is great for burrowing so I don't know what you're on about saying no. Razz

you listed why cocofiber beats peat. but In most cases peat holds burrows a little better, not saying cocofiber doesnt hold burrows, because it does. My emp is on ecoearth right now, but when i use peat it holds up better.
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PostSubject: Re: Mixing Peat??   6/15/2010, 9:48 am

Ok that's fine. All I was saying was that in my own personal experience of both, I found coco fibre better for burrows.
But that's why we've got these forums eh? So that the OP can get not only a right answer but mixed opinions on what different people do/use. Smile
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