Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: new york, new york
Mixing eco-complete and old gravel and mulm
Has anyone ever mixed eco complete with any other substrate?
I recently moved and have decided to only keep one tank, my 38. The 38 had been set up for 2 years with about 2.5-3" gravel low light cryt and java fern.
I took my 29g tank's eco complete substrate ( around 3") and mixed it with the old gravel and mulm from the other tank so now I have a very salt and peper 5.5" substrate in my 38g tank.
I guess my question is: has anyone ever done this? What are peoples thougts?
I did this basically so that I didn't have to throw down any more bones on substrate. I guess that I will have to wait and see how the plants grow.
I don't think it will hurt the growth in my tank. I actually may expect it to improve a little with the new addition of 2 year old gravel and mulm.