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Old 01-24-2010, 08:15 PM   #11 
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It looks really lovely!
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:46 PM   #12 
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Awesome tank! great job. What kind of substrate did you use?
I used eco-complete. I really like it, and it's amazing to see the roots the plants send out in that stuff versus regular gravel.
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It looks lovely c;
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:21 AM   #14 
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I used eco-complete. I really like it, and it's amazing to see the roots the plants send out in that stuff versus regular gravel.
Yeah I really want to get some but I just don't want to go through cycling my tank again (even though I would seed it with a LOT of the old gravel).. so I'm just sticking with regular gravel in my 10 gal and hopefully one day I'll have the time and the money to completely overhaul it with the eco- complete.
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:10 PM   #15 
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Yeah I really want to get some but I just don't want to go through cycling my tank again (even though I would seed it with a LOT of the old gravel).. so I'm just sticking with regular gravel in my 10 gal and hopefully one day I'll have the time and the money to completely overhaul it with the eco- complete.
As long as you seed the gravel it should be pretty easy to cycle the tank pretty quickly.
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It would be.. the only problem is finding the eco-complete.. and being able to afford it. I can get all the plants I want for about $20-40 which is about my limit on fish stuff right now LOL
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:29 PM   #17 
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Well I found the eco complete at petco, and it was like $20 for 20lbs which isn't too bad.
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:19 PM   #18 
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Yeah I started looking at it online and that seems to be the low price.. I wish there was a petco near me... Theres one just across the SC boarder so it may be worth the trip to get some. Plus I won't need 20 lbs in my 10 so I could use it in my other tanks and still have leftovers that I could sell or keep for later.
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:11 PM   #19 
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Well the general rule is 2lbs per gallon to get a really good layer going. So I would say that you would probably use the whole 20lbs for your 10. I have 10lbs in this tank which is a 5 gal.
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:31 PM   #20 
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Ok.. thanks. I found the eco-complete at my LFS for $25.. I'm trying to decide if I want to get it or use the money to buy more plants :-/. I would get the 20lb bag and if I needed more substrate I'd just mix my current gravel with it.
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