Mineralized Top Soil capped with Pool Filter Sand and Eco Complete - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-03-2011, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Knoxville
Posts: 80
Mineralized Top Soil capped with Pool Filter Sand and Eco Complete

I have a 40 Breeder I've been mineralizing top soil for. I have some Eco Complete I was going to cap it with, but I'm increasing liking the sand beach look in the front of the tank and thinking the HC and DHG I'd like to grow would do better in the sand. Would the steam plants benefit enough from the Eco Complete cap as opposed to sand to warrant trying to separate the two or should I just roll with a PFS cap across the whole tank? If I do both caps, will they eventually mix in together if I don't seperate them with hardscape or some sort of a guard? I'm fine with a transitional area where the two gradually mix, and this would be where the steams end and the ground cover starts so it'd be covered, but I'd like the beach to stay clean.
lowrez is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-03-2011, 04:23 AM
Algae Grower
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Westchester, ny
Posts: 21
Send a message via Skype™ to nyrecruiter
I capped ecocomplete with sand in my 75 (entire tank) and as far as plants go everything was great. Unfortunately for me, I have some catfish that like to wreck any ground cover or "clean" areas so my substrate mixed (looks fine). I would guess if your fish don't dig and stir things up and you can restrain yourself from digging during vacuum time you plan should work out well.
nyrecruiter is offline  

eco complete, mts, pfs

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome