PH of peat moss vs. reed sedge moss
This is a discussion on PH of peat moss vs. reed sedge moss within the Newt and Salamander Help forums, part of the Beginner Newt, Salamander, Axolotl & Help Topics category; I have been using a commercial topsoil mix that contains 80% reed sedge peat and 20% sand for my tiger ...
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|26th February 2004||#1 (permalink)|
I have been using a commercial topsoil mix that contains 80% reed sedge peat and 20% sand for my tiger salamander----is the pH level for this all right?
I read on a webpage that the pH for peat moss is 3-4 and for reed sedge it is 4-7.5 ? I've been trying to keep away from peat moss/sphagnum moss and hope that the reed sedge is ok to use instead.
Can someone explain to me what this means, and if I can go on using this mix?
(Message edited by tadpole on February 26, 2004)
|26th February 2004||#2 (permalink)|
Leanne, you can easily test the pH of the topsoil you are using. Just mix it with some water, let it soak and settle overnight, then test the pH of the water. (Water pH test kits are available at any pet shop.) This will give you a much better idea than any general advice about reed sedge moss.
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