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eco-complete or fluval stratum for planted tank?

which one is better? there doesn't seem to be much info on the fluval stratum and it is very expensive (16.99$ for 4.4 lbs vs 30$ for 20lbs of eco-complete)
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Never tried the fluval but my tank is growing and healthy on eco complete.
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My bf actually has both in his tanks. Both seem to work!
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cool, thanks for the help
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I am using fluvial stratum and my plants do great. Although if there were Eco complete here in hong kong, I would have bought that because I love the way it looks. One thing I love about the stratum is that it does not leech ammonia.
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I am using fluvial stratum and my plants do great. Although if there were Eco complete here in hong kong, I would have bought that because I love the way it looks. One thing I love about the stratum is that it does not leech ammonia.
yeah i love the look of eco complete as well. i just wondered what the benefits of the stratum were because there doesn't seem to be much info on exactly what it does.
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I have stratum. Bought 8kg of it for a whopping 54 dollars. Anyways, it works alright. pH at 6.4 right now. Plants do fine in it. Small silicates problem though. So if you can just get ADA.
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i'll look into the ADA, but from what i've seen it's even more expensive and no one here carries it.

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i'm in quebec i'm afraid.

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Eco-Complete. IMO, it's the most well-rounded substrate. It's clean and ready to go right out of the bag. And, FYI, Petco sells it for $19.99 a bag.
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i'll look into the ADA, but from what i've seen it's even more expensive and no one here carries it.

thanks for the help
ADA is actually cheaper to fill a tank with than fluval stratum. Just fyi.
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