Can I mix eco-complete and flourite? - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-11-2004, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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I ordered some flourite then realised I did not have enough for my tank (20 Gallon). I have been reading and it seems like Eco-Complete is the way to go. Is it ok to mix the two, or should I lay a layer of Flourite, then Eco-Complete, and then sand. Or, should I mix the Eco/Flourite together then a layer of sand on top. Which would be the most benificial?

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If you cannot order more flourite then mixing the two can work. First prize though would be too have just the one.

I would mix them together and then cap it with gravel or sand. Try and stay with one if you can. Always try and keep things as simple as possible and then there are less things to query when the algae comes to visit.

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yeah, eco and flourite have a different texture and might look a little funny, but it all depends on how much you care about it. If it was me, I'd stick with flourite rather than mix, simply to stay consistent in the appearance of the substrate. If you only worry about the effectiveness/nutrient content, then it's fine to mix the two.
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