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Question Yes, another Eco-Complete question...

Sorry everyone. One more Eco-Complete question. Can I add this to an existing, filled w/ water tank? I really don't want to move my fish again. The fish have been moved too many times already. I've changed substrate before w/ water and fish. But will the Eco be messy or dusty like Flourite is? Thanks!
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nope. eco isn't messy at all


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nope. eco isn't messy at all
Really? I need to pick some of that.. I have flourite and stuff is super messy.... ;(


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Eco-Complete is not messy at all.
And yes, you dont have to take out the existing fish.
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Is this a bare bottomed tank, or do you already have substrate in it? From what I have read, you don't want to bury established substrate.

As for it being messy.... I have never added it to a tank already filled with water. Don't know if the other people who posted have done this.
I know if you put it in a tank, and then fill it up, it isn't messy.

But when I did one of my tanks, for some reason, I went and stirred it up (never did this before..) after partially filling the tank and the water became extremely cloudy.

I also noticed an ammonia spike in one tank when it was set up, so you may want to watch for that.
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is it ok to mix eco complete with another potting soil like organic choice??
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it comes with a packet of flocculant that will help reduce the clouding. You could use it as a cap for potting soil, I guess, although if I were going that route I'd just use oil dri or some other cheap clay fired product.


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