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Forum: Substrate Yesterday, 06:11 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Androider4Life
EcoComplete is settling in the tank now..Doing...

EcoComplete is settling in the tank now..Doing this process I learned my heater is not working
Forum: Substrate Yesterday, 12:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By Androider4Life
The tank I'm replacing the substrate in was only...

The tank I'm replacing the substrate in was only set up for 2 months had diatoms all over.. And since this eco complete comes wet should I completely drain the tank to lower the risk of diatoms...
Forum: Substrate 12-21-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 369
Posted By Androider4Life
Just got home with two bags of eco complete lol

Just got home with two bags of eco complete lol
Forum: Substrate 12-21-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By Androider4Life
Decided not to cap it so I don't risk mixing....

Decided not to cap it so I don't risk mixing. Just got home with two bags of eco complete, says on the bag No Rinse required but should I?
Forum: Substrate 12-21-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By Androider4Life
Capping EcoComplete

In my tanks I have always ran whitish sand this time I wanted to switch it up and use eco complete but then I worry about the black. I bought a bag of safe T zorb and cleaned a small batch of it and...
Forum: Substrate 12-21-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 369
Posted By Androider4Life
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/21/20cf04c...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/21/20cf04c32c882ee9f2275e1bd2ffab3d.jpg

Do know I feel about the color. I don't know if I want to spend the time and shift and clean the whole entire bag...
Forum: Substrate 12-21-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 369
Posted By Androider4Life
Thanks for your advice and the pictures guys....

Thanks for your advice and the pictures guys. Really helps me out... I just left Tractor Supply with a bag
Forum: Substrate 12-21-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 369
Posted By Androider4Life
I think I have settled on the safe t sorb..only...

I think I have settled on the safe t sorb..only out $6 if I don't like it lol.

Did you sift yours and rinse it a lot first ?

Right now I have a bottle of osmocote plus. Should i sprinkle a...
Forum: Substrate 12-21-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 369
Posted By Androider4Life
$6.00 vs $44 lol

$6.00 vs $44 lol
Forum: Substrate 12-21-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 369
Posted By Androider4Life
I don't know what I should do. Save the money and...

I don't know what I should do. Save the money and go with the safe t sorb for 5.99, spend 40 and get two bags of eco complete or 1 eco complete and 1 flourite

Another thing I do have to consider...
Forum: Substrate 12-21-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 369
Posted By Androider4Life
Does the STS need rinsed a lot? Say like compared...

Does the STS need rinsed a lot? Say like compared to play sand and blasting sand?
Forum: Substrate 12-21-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 369
Posted By Androider4Life
Eco-Complete ,Flourite Dark, Safe T Sorb

I have had my fill of trying to keep white sand looking clean.. Off to something else..My local Petco doesn't have much substrate selection.

So I was looking at EcoComplete and Flourite Dark on...
Forum: Substrate 12-18-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By Androider4Life
Would it hurt to put down some osmocote plus on...

Would it hurt to put down some osmocote plus on the botttom of the tank then add the eco complete rather than the eco complete first and making DIY root tabs using gelatin capsules?
Forum: Substrate 12-18-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 967
Posted By Androider4Life
I used the black diamond sand blasting sand...

I used the black diamond sand blasting sand before.. You have be careful in a tank that has that substrate cause during routine cleaning if the smallest particles get under say a magnetic glass...
Forum: Substrate 12-18-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 967
Posted By Androider4Life
switching to EcoComplete..anything I can sprinkle...

switching to EcoComplete..anything I can sprinkle down under the EcoComplete to help plant growth? I have a can of osmocote pellets that I was using for capsule. I don't think my LPS's sell flourite...
Forum: Substrate 12-18-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By Androider4Life
agreed.. Been down that road with this stuff.And...

agreed.. Been down that road with this stuff.And still the water got black film on the top
Forum: Algae 12-18-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By Androider4Life
Wanted to stock more plants.. Am I better off...

Wanted to stock more plants.. Am I better off ditching the sand and doing Eco complete

If i switch to EcoComplete..anything I can sprinkle down under the EcoComplete to help plant growth? I have a...
Forum: Algae 12-17-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By Androider4Life
other than adding otos at this point is there...

other than adding otos at this point is there anything else I can do to clear it up rather than just letting it take its course? I'm also rethinking the white sand and taking that out and putting in...
Forum: Algae 12-17-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By Androider4Life
Ya.2 months. Freshwater tank

Ya.2 months. Freshwater tank
Forum: Algae 12-17-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By Androider4Life
Question Is this algae?

29gal. 6 tiger barbs, 5 plants fed with Osmocote Plus , no co2, fine sand substrate ,well water
, Marineland c360 canister filter, tank had been setup for two months.


Is this algae or maybe...
Forum: Substrate 10-17-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Androider4Life
So ...

So
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Osmocote-1-25-lb-Flower-and-Vegetable-Plant-Food-276150/203625279
or
...
Forum: Substrate 10-17-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Androider4Life
I read alot online and its mixed reviews . I dont...

I read alot online and its mixed reviews . I dont want to buy plants and watch them die lol

I wonder if theres any DIY water additives rather than paying the pet store prices for Flourish and ect
Forum: Substrate 10-17-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Androider4Life
Quick Advice on substrate choice

Quick Advice on substrate choic

I have a 30gal cichlid tank I am going to covert over to tiger barbs. Plant wise I am thinking Amazon Sword, Brazilian Pennywort and Anubias barteri var. barteri....
Forum: Substrate 02-21-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By Androider4Life
Reserved 3

Reserved 3
Forum: Substrate 02-21-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By Androider4Life
Cleanup Picture 1: Cotton Napkin and...

Cleanup

Picture 1: Cotton Napkin and Colander I used to skim the floaters and film off

Picture 2 and 3: After Initial skimming

Picture 4,5 and 6: After 5hrs and filter running for 20min...
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