You won't need snails.. The growing of the roots should be enough to turn over your soil. Eco Complete is fine. I won't top it off with anything only because over time it will get mixed and the gravel could get in the way of plants with finer roots. As far as fertilizer goes... It depends on the plants. I dose seachem ferts one a week and any plant that is struggling or new gets a root tab placed next to it.
There is no such thing as ‘Rescuing’ a betta or any fish for that matter from any LFS. Be it petsmart, Petco, or exotic and aquatic’s down the street. You are not ‘rescuing’ anything, you are buying a fish. It doesn’t matter if that fish has fin rot and you are saving it from dying a slow death, you are still supporting an industry that thinks it’s okay for these fish to live in small pint size bowls.
Last edited by Kadington; 10-02-2016 at 07:59 PM.