Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: In front of my tank...
Eco-complete and sand
I am new at all of this. I have had a 10 gallon tank, no live plants, for a year now and want to step up to a planted tank. I bought a 20 gallon tank (24x12 footprint) and two bags of Eco-complete. My idea was to put down the Eco-complete and then put a layer of sand over top, which I think I saw done on this website somewhere (I've done a lot of on-line research, so it could have been elsewhere) and thought it looked nice.
However, when I was talking at the guy at the lfs last night, he said that the sand will just settle down all into the eco-complete. Does this sound right? I was thinking about putting down one inch of the sand. Too complicated for a first go? What have others experienced or think about this? Thanks in advance.