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    So my question is
    What are the reason people don't use ground peat for substrate .
    I can't believe it causes impaction as it is ground as fine or finer the coco fiber .
    I am curious as you can get peat in large bails witch seems easier to me then bricks or small bags .
    I'm guessing there is a reason but I can't figure out why ? I
    It's not the coast as there both rather inexpensive .
    Anyone know ?

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    I've read on other sites that it molds easy unless you keep it dry.
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    I've never had mold issues. I use peat moss under my coco fiber for the plants in a blame I make. But coco fiber has the advantage of being inert and holds moisture better, therefore keeping humidity levels up in the tank. Peat would dry out too quickly.
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