Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: The Boonies, Arizona
Anyone Used Eco-Complete or Flourite Black Sand?
For reasons I won't go into here, I'm done with my NPTs. Despite the success that others have had, it just hasn't worked out for me.
So, time for a complete teardown, and this time I'm not using soil, though the tanks will still be heavily planted.
After doing lots of research on possible substrates, I've narrowed it down to two choices. Eco Complete fine grade or Flourite black sand (not the onyx sand, which raises GH). I can't decide between the two- at the moment the only differentiating factor is that the Flourite sand is a bit more expensive but with faster shipping.
So, if anyone has used either of these, can you tell me what you like/dislike about it/them? I'd like to hear your opinions... I don't mind adding ferts. My main concern is that the substrate be able to hold nutrients, provide my bottom dwellers with a pleasant digging experience, and keep plants rooted from said bottom dwellers' digging activities.
"People have forgotten this truth," the fox said. "But you mustn't forget it. You become responsible forever for what you've tamed."
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery