I am fairly new to planted tanks, but I converted a 16g around late May or so, and it's doing really well! After a lot of research and a budget in mind (I'm a college student so I try not to spend too much if I can help it), I ended up going with MGOCPM after my local family LFS recommended I try it. I just poured it into my tank how I wanted it and put enough water to soak it well without completely saturating it, and left it for a couple nights to let the natural bacteria in the soil acclimate. Overall, I've been pretty happy with it. I had a lot of extra gravel laying around from my fish-only tank, so I tried to use that as a cap which I'll never do again. The sticks from the soil kept managing to work their ways up through the gravel and, well, it was a mess. So I took everything down and put a pool sand cap on it- so far so good. It's been about 3 months now and I've had no problems with ammonia, other toxins, clouding, algae, or annoying sticks! Replanting can get kind of messy, but it's not too bad to clean up. I ended up constructing a DIY CO2 system and supplemental lighting because I got impatient with the growth rates, but I don't think the problem was the soil since my plants have exploded since. I was also able to put fish in only a day after the (initial) setup, and never had any problems. I spent just under $10 (soil & sand!) for a functional, nice looking substrate and I'd definitely recommend it.