Hi. I am thinking of switching to Eco Complete substrate. I have live plants and would like a black substrate in an case. In the information on the company's website, it says:
While Eco-Complete™ Planted does not affect pH and KH long term, you will find that it will give a small bump to both of these parameters initially, and this is especially noticeable with the use of RO /DI water. Fortunately this is just a small amount of Calcium Carbonate that is on, not in the substrate and it will dissipate with the first couple of water changes, usually in the first couple weeks. Planting the tank will also help. Keep in mind that one should never add particularly sensitive animals to a tank in the first few weeks anyway but that this is especially important with this situation if the animals are pH sensitive- requiring a low pH.
It would be a pain, though not undoable, to set up the tank and not have Kenpachi in it for a week or two. If I need to I will! Any thoughts on this? Experience with Eco Complete?