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Old 02-17-2013, 01:45 PM   #1 
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Question What is better?

I'm getting things for my sorority tank. I have big colored glass rocks but would it be to get the small gravel rocks? Well what would be better for plants?
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:44 PM   #2 
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For the plants, I'd do a base layer of Eco-Complete (2 inches) and a top layer (1 inch) of natural colored gravel or sand. I like the natural look, especially in a planted tank. You don't find blue glass rocks in the wild

If you have eco-complete, you won't have to dose with root tabs.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:13 PM   #3 
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Thank you. Hopefully I can go get that today.
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No problem! Best of luck with your new tank :)
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:13 PM   #5 
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I have EcoComplete and I really like it. I don't have a gravel or sand cap. Btw, your water will be super duper cloudy when you first add the ecocomplete (your not supposed to rinse it). It should be crystal clear in a day or so, though. Good luck.
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How much is EcoComplete?
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I got mine on amazon for $25 dollars a bag, which is 20 pounds. So it depends on how big your tank is. You should have around 2 pounds of gravel for every gallon, but this will vary if you have a long tank or hex tank.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:09 PM   #8 
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Well I have a 10 gallon tank. So 20 pounds should cover it.
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