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Keta-Peat Nuggets

Post by: Edmund on February 14, 2006, 06:22:45 PM
Contains 'ketapang' (whatever THAT is). It's essentially a peat-based product that replicates blackwater conditions. I just tried it in my 225 Amazon tank and, while I'm not thrilled with the way it tints the water brown, the effect on the fish is remarkable -it's as if they were 'plugged-in' -their colors are deeper and more vibrant, and my Bolivian rams (which I just placed in there a week ago) are spawning already. Anyone else use this product?
 
Re:Keta-Peat nuggets Post by: Jessie226 on February 16, 2006, 08:13:09 AM
No, but I've heard of ketapang extract and it's supposed to be great for fish. I use blackwater extract which is basically the same thing. They all come from Peat.
 
Re:Keta-Peat nuggets Post by: PPulcher on February 16, 2006, 09:30:08 AM
Ketapang is a kind of leaf that is used in Asia as a supplement to get fish to breed.
 
Re:Keta-Peat nuggets Post by: Edmund on February 16, 2006, 03:35:28 PM
Mmmmmmm, interesting. Does it release hormones into the water, or just make the water conditions more conducive to breeding activity?
 
Re: Keta-Peat nuggets Post by: Zero on February 18, 2006, 08:42:51 PM
hmm... I'd like some of these peat plugs...
 
Re: Keta-Peat nuggets Post by: Edmund on February 19, 2006, 07:29:58 PM
Quote from: Zero on February 18, 2006, 08:42:51 PM hmm... I'd like some of these peat plugs... I got it from Big Al's Online. Great stuff!
 
Re: Keta-Peat nuggets Post by: Edmund on March 13, 2006, 06:39:22 PM
This is NOT a paid endorsement, but I can't get over the effect this stuff has had on my 225 Amazon tank: since I began using it the Bolivian rams spawned, Emperor and rummy nose teras spawned, my angels spawned -it's amazing. Plus I swear my plants look better: more growth, lush and green. I am also using it in my E. zonatum tank -the white clouds I put in as dithers spawned; I can't tell if the zonatum did or not: the tank is too thickly planted and there are too many non-visible areas where they might have spawned, but the males are velevety black with irredescent blue markings, and the females' bellies are bulging with salmon-colored eggs.

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