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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-28-2012, 06:49 AM Thread Starter
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Can't Decide on what to get

Hi guys, I recently got a 40 Gallon Breeder and can't decide on which substrate to get. Eco Complete or aqua soil. Can I get some input on which to get. Some background on this tank is that it's going to be a high tech heavily planted tank too. Lastly, can I get some input of how many bag of substrate I would need. Ideally I would like to slope the tank
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-28-2012, 11:17 AM
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I would get either one and cap it with black diamond. It will save a lot of money. I think one bag (50 pounds) $8 would do the job. Or just use black diamond alone my tank is just BD with liquid ferts and going well.
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I got ADA AS, and I like it so far. Not sure about Eco Complete. But they are expensive though.



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There is no need to "cap" Eco-Complete or ADA Aquasoil.

If you're on a budget, go with EC.

If you can afford it, definitely go with Aquasoil. Since you're going high-tech, it'll provide more nutrition to heavy root feeders and will look great.

There are several aquarium substrate calculators online that will allow you to determine how much to buy.

Aquasoil calc here. Eco-Complete here.


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