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11-05-2012 10:26 AM
acitydweller Maybe that cap was reversed no? As the denser layer should be on the bottom.
11-02-2012 03:03 AM
AoxomoxoA
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Originally Posted by Gooberfish View Post
I use EC and cap it with black sand. It works great as long as you don't move stuff around a lot. I say go for it.
"as long as you don't move stuff" at all

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Originally Posted by somewhatshocked View Post
Eco-Complete is much larger than than sand, so all the sand will sink to the bottom.
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Originally Posted by AirstoND View Post
+1, Also more pronounced if you have high current, trmpet snails and cories
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11-02-2012 02:48 AM
AirstoND
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Originally Posted by somewhatshocked View Post
Eco-Complete is much larger than than sand, so all the sand will sink to the bottom.
+1, Also more pronounced if you have high current, trmpet snails and cories
11-01-2012 09:17 PM
Gooberfish I use EC and cap it with black sand. It works great as long as you don't move stuff around a lot. I say go for it.
11-01-2012 06:42 PM
Andrew H I didn't have issues with stemmed plants in Eco complete. Like any other substrate you just need to have depth to hold the plant in place.
11-01-2012 06:28 PM
JerSaint I was thinking of mixing in a bit of the sand with the eco-complete, but mostly using the sand as a cap. I have heard that the ec is somewhat difficult to work with for stems. Will the sand cap help?
11-01-2012 02:55 AM
somewhatshocked Eco-Complete is much larger than than sand, so all the sand will sink to the bottom.
11-01-2012 02:50 AM
Diana IME EC is very similar to sand, and a mix ought to work just fine. Maybe it was just the bags I got, but I would have a hard time telling sand apart from EC.
11-01-2012 02:44 AM
JerSaint
Eco-Complete and sand

Hi All, I am starting up a 36 Gallon tank. I have 2 twenty pound bags of eco-complete and 15lbs of petco black sand. Has anyone worked with this combo before? Will the addition of the sand give enough weight to hold down stemmed plants? THANKS!

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