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what is the difference between Eco Complete and Flourite?

From my reading it looks like these are both clay-based substrates. Is there any real benefit for one versus the other? I have a tank set up with each, and notice no real difference, so I am curious about what other TPT folks think. Thanks!

I even have duckweed in my water bong!
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The only difference I see is one is sand and the other isn't. I have Eco complete btw and form what I know it takes in fertz and releases them slowly over time.
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Either is fine. Virtually no difference. To some, flourite may be sharper and more abrasive for bottom scrounging species like corys, but there have been people keeping them on either just fine as well. Eco complete might be slightly lighter than flourite as well.
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Flourite is much softer than Eco-Complete.

Flourite feels like some sort of clay when you smash it. Eco is essentially black rock, rough, sharp.

Both perform about the same.
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Flourite is much softer than Eco-Complete.

Flourite feels like some sort of clay when you smash it. Eco is essentially black rock, rough, sharp.

Both perform about the same.
I have the same types of plants and lighting in two different tanks, one with Eco Complete and one with Flourite. I honestly do not see any difference in the two except for the texture of the material itself.

I even have duckweed in my water bong!
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That's because they're both essentially inert.

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I have the same types of plants and lighting in two different tanks, one with Eco Complete and one with Flourite. I honestly do not see any difference in the two except for the texture of the material itself.
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