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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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I've seen several threads talking about the two of these individually but never in a system together (that or my search skills suck). Does anyone have any experience running MGOC (apx 1 1/2 - 2") under 1 - 2" PFS substrate?

I initially considered running Eco-complete under PFS but neglected to consider the settling of the PFS into and potentially under the Eco-complete.

I figured running a layer of MGOC under the PFS would provide the nutrients needed without running root tabs due to PFS being inert.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 12:08 AM
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It's done all of the time.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 02:11 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by CoffeeLove View Post
It's done all of the time.

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Interesting I guess my search skills do suck. Are there any limitations to plant types or anything with that combo?

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 05:11 AM
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Depends on other factors such as CO2, and lighting. You are going low tech, BUT combined with a good substrate(the dirt) medium lighting, and a heavily planted tank, you can do more species of plants than you would think without CO2.
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