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Eco-Complete vs MGOPM Capped with Eco-Complete

So i have MGOPM capped with eco complete in a smaller tank. The plants seem to love it how ever it can be extremely messy (when you dump water in to fast.. or re-arrange plants.

How big of a boost is actually adding the MGOPM under the eco-complete? Does it mainly just save you adding root tabs or dosing ferts for a year or two?

I'm debating going 100% eco-complete or doing MGOPM capped with eco in the new 84G tank.


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The soil = your nutrients. Eco-Complete is essentially inert and contains little in terms of plant nutrition. So if you don't use soil, you'll need to add root tabs or ferts of some sort.


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How deep of a layer of MGOCPM would you advice on a 4' tank?

I have seen alot of mixed opinions on sifting or pre-rising vs just dumping it in right out of the bag.. Does it make a huge difference either way?


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I think sifting it is a good idea to get all of the twigs and other crap out of the dirt. that will just decay in there, and doesnt help you at all. imo its worth the quick amount of time to pull (or sift) all of the big pieces out.

I dont see the point of pre-rinsing the MG though.....as long as you cap it good enough, you shouldnt have a problem with the tiny particles being suspended in the water column
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