Does the water in Eco-Complete do anything? Thinking of using half the bag for now - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
boringname's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: los angeles
Posts: 540
Does the water in Eco-Complete do anything? Thinking of using half the bag for now

Does the water in Eco-Complete do anything? I have 2 bags and I want to use one and half of them on my new 20g and then use the other half a bag on a future redoing of my 10g 1-2 months from now.

I figure if the water really does something then after being open for that long the water magic will be gone.

I know what the marketing material from the company says, just wondering if the water _actually_ does anything.
boringname is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 12:39 AM
Fresh Fish Freak
 
lauraleellbp's Avatar
 
PTrader: (70/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 24,403
IMO no the water doesn't do anything.

Theoretically it's packaged with some bacteria that might help cycle the tank. In reality, the bacteria that can survive packaged that way aren't that useful over the long term, they aren't the right species.





To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- Next meeting Monday, Oct 13, 2014 @ 7:15pm- See ya there!

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
lauraleellbp is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 07:14 PM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: billings, mt
Posts: 128
A second to Laura. No, there's no "magic" in the water. As Laura said, supposedly some good bacteria in the water. Which is nice, helps cycling i suppose. But not any different than Seachem Stability or a similar product.
smackpixi is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome