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CaribSea Eco-Complete Plant Substrate

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants & Planted Tanks' started by MOD_Dawn, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Thread Starter Active Member

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    Eco-Complete
    -> Caribsea Eco-Complete Planted Aquarium Contains Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Sulfer plus over 25 other elements to nourish your aquatic plants.

    Eco-Complete Planted Aquarium Substrate contains all the mineral nutrients needed for luziriant aquatic plant growth without nuisance algae!

    The Eco-Complete is Iron rich which eliminates the need for laterite and is also Nitrate and carbonate free which will not increase pH or carbonate hardness.

    There is no artificial dye, paint or chemical coating because it`s real!

    The Eco-Comlete also contains live Heterotrophic Bacteria to rapidly convert fish waste into natural food for your aquatic plants.

    The Eco-Complete also creates a natural biological balance which makes cycling in a new aquarium faster and safer.

    With it`s unsurpassed MacroPorosity for healthy roots and bacterial efficieny - you would have to buy 4 bags of ordinary gravel to equal the surface are of this one bag of Eco-Complete Planted Aquarium!

    Spherical grains for optimum diffusion performance.
    Tank done with Eco-Complete.jpg Eco-Complete.jpg
     
  2. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Thread Starter Active Member

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    This product is what I use in both my 90g and 10g.

    I'm happy with it as it gives the tank a natural appearance (dirt) and didn't alter my waters chemistry. MTS love rifling through it and my cory crew loves cruising over it in search for missed scraps :)

    NOTE>>This particular substrate doesn't require cable heating
     
  3. Anthony

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    I use this in my 20 gallon tank. After only using crushed coral for years I didn't know what I was missing by not using a true plant substrate.
     
  4. WhiteGloveAquatics

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    I use it, but got a question, I got some what I thought was eco complete when I took in a defunct dead tank. well its got some like plastic wire pieces all thru it, is it a blasting media maybe?

    Id like to use it with eco complete and it grows plants VERY well.

    100 pounds of eco complete per 50 gallons folks.
     
  5. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Thread Starter Active Member

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    plastic pieces...defin not eco.
     
  6. WhiteGloveAquatics

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    give me more credit then that LOL, I got the two side by side and can see it now lol.


    Ill snap a pic of some of the bristle stuff later on after I get done moving my 52g tomorrow.

    Its tiny almost like flourite black size.
     
  7. MOD_Dawn

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    hmm..the only other black substrate that is sold actually for aquariums would be CaribSea Tahitian Moon Sand which is extremely fine (think kinda like beach sand).

    Sounds like you defin got some kind of construction type stuff?

    Will check it out when the pict posts.
     
  8. WhiteGloveAquatics

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    Ive had caribsea sand before its not that fine, its more like activated carbon in size and shape.

    flourite makes a black substrate too. usually 3-5 bucks more per bag.
     
  9. MOD_Dawn

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    but flourites is more like a ..umm...chipped gravel? (not as chunky as gravel) isn't it?
     
  10. WhiteGloveAquatics

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    I know the regular flourite is chipped, but I think the black is finer since its made from a different mineral rock.
     
  11. Anthony

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    From Betsey who works for CaribSea.

     
  12. WhiteGloveAquatics

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    nope, its not a seachem product at all. check their site.....I used to have another site that had all known plant substrates but its on the other comp i hope.
     
  13. MOD_Dawn

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    could it be ada? or possibly aquariumplants substrate?
     
  14. WhiteGloveAquatics

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    it is NOT AP.COM's I got that in my 210. its shiny, even when dry.

    Ill check out ADA but I dont think its one of Mr. Amano's either.
     
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    hmm..I'll defin have to wait on those picts then.
    I knew you had the ap (figured that would be an easy comparison/elimination from possibilities).
     
  16. WhiteGloveAquatics

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    i dunno, im gonna use the eco complete and a flourite regular mix, little black brick action for substrate. started at 7am this morning. no coffee or coke yet..................happy mothers day.