Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Do I need Leonardite with EcoComplete? How deep? How often replace?
I have a 7 gallon cube planted tank with a Beta and Japenese Algae Shrimp. I'm have a medium inensity LED and plan to use the Barr Non CO2 method but plan to supplement for a while to help with plant growth at first.
1. I did not add anything below my 2" EcoComplete Substrate. Should I add Leonardite or is this not really necessary? If I add it now, should I pull out the fish, shirmp, and/or plants for a little bit due to potential amonia spike since it has been set up for about 2 weeks.
2. How deep should I make it? Do it put it all under the EcoComplete or mix it up a bit?
3. Does the carbon and other good stuff in Leonardite get used up after a while OR does it not really need to be replaced.