Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA
I think black looks a lot better than clay color, so on looks eco-complete wins. I think its to early to tell nutrient wise which is better. I get more algae on the gravel with eco complete, I don't know if this is a good sign or bad. I pull up hair algae and the gravel size of eco complete is big enough that they all stick together in clumps. I had slightly better growth with flourite it seems, but my eco is still not as balanced as the flourite was so I can't compare accurately. If I balance things with eco it will be my favorite, but it is still to early to give a good answer. The gravel size also plays a big part. Eco is round and layers itself. It makes it easier to plant things since the larger gravel helps to keep things in place. But more crud builds up in the top layer and I don't know if that makes it a problem with algae.