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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Substrate Options

I was going to go with eco-complete, since it was on sale, but guy at local petco, got the last bit of it, so now I need options.


CaribSea Midnight Black Floramax
Eco Complete Planted Black
Aquarium Plants Dot Com substrate
Flourite

Do you suggest I still use MGOPM with all? I know I need to with the Eco.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 02:29 AM
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i was going to go with eco-complete, since it was on sale, but guy at local petco, got the last bit of it, so now i need options.


Caribsea midnight black floramax
eco complete planted black
aquarium plants dot com substrate
flourite

do you suggest i still use mgopm with all? I know i need to with the eco.
what kind of set up your looking to do?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 02:33 AM
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i use Carribsea Floramax with root tabs in my 75 and its worked great. Just a little rough so i dont recomend bottom feeders. Also dosnt change PH.

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CaribSea Floramax might be worth a try if you can't get eco complete. And the price you can't beat. My Petsmart has it a lot of the time 7.50-10 bucks for a 12 pound bag. Compared to 20.00-30.00 for a bag of eco complete.
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CaribSea Floramax might be worth a try if you can't get eco complete. And the price you can't beat. My Petsmart has it a lot of the time 7.50-10 bucks for a 12 pound bag. Compared to 20.00-30.00 for a bag of eco complete.

Would like to get the Floramax, but I heard it not great for bottom type fish, and I want to get bunch of cory's. Don't think it would work?
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Im using CaribSea Floramax in my 10 gallon with some habrosus cories without any problems. And the plants are growing well too.
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