Last week, I received my first CPs, 7 Saccarina and a VFT.
The rhizomes/roots were placed in a 50/50 mix of milled sphagnum peat and sand wetted with 40 ppm R/O water, the trey method.
Today, I tested the pH of the water they are sitting in and it's approximately 7.0 (I use drops, so accurate within around .25 points).
I tested run-off water that had just passed through, it also was about 7.
Also curiously, the water which they'd been sitting in a week tested at 60 ppm, the runoff from re-drenching them tonight was 140-160 ppm.
Could it be possible my peat was treated so as to neutralize its pH? Should I adjust the pH of the water they're sitting in? Repot in something else?