Cheap Eco complete
I'm new to planted tanks, but I just ordered 60lbs of eco complete for my 29gal for $55 shipped from petco.com with coupon code anniversary40. Seemed like a good deal, thought I'd share. Says aquarium gravel is excluded for free shipping... I guess technically this isn't gravel.
I spent a long time debating my substrate, different mixes and what not. But it sounds like this is a straight forward, no washing, good quality substrate that's probably a good start for a beginner. If/when I get a second tank, maybe I'll try something else.
And the UPS guy just banged on my door with my new canopy! I'm super excited about my planted tank... I'm sure I'll be back here for more advice.