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Anyone mix ecocomplete

I can't afford 80 lbs of ecocomplete for my 55 gal. Anyone mix it? And with what?
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some mix it with tahitian moon sand, since it's also black. However this stuff's $20 a bag normally for 20lbs...so it's really not more than $5 cheaper than eco complete.

YOu need to use at least 50% eco complete, or its too 'diluted' to be of any major benefit.
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With it being black you don't have a lot of options. I know that some others have used a black sand blasting media, but the grain size of those are pretty small compared to the Eco.

An easier mix is Flourite and quartz gravel, but that's not a viable option if you're looking for a black substrate.

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I can't afford 80 lbs of ecocomplete for my 55 gal. Anyone mix it? And with what?
If you really want the look of the dark Eco then you have only one option... save the money up and do it the way you want, Moon Sand is about the only good mix for it and like it was said ealier... it aint cheap either.
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I mixed mine about 1/2 and 1/2 with plain old black gravel. Works fine.
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I've got my Eco-Complete Planted Tank Substrate mixed about 70%/30% with Eco-Complete Cichlid Sand (long story). Of course it wasn't any cheaper, but it does look pretty darn good since the sand is black and white speckled. The sand is slightly finer than the gravel so it compliments it well for planting. And my African cichlids love it.

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