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Aquasoil/Eco-Complete Questions..

Yes, this is in the same vein as many other similar posts, but I'm not finding out what I need to know, so..

I was reading about the quality control issues, and so had a look at mine (just bought them last week..

Indeed, the granules are quite large, like pea gravel, and there is some, but not very much silty soil-type granules at all.. And you will notice the red gravel..

Hmmmmm..

Maybe I SHOULD take it back, and spend a little more on some ADA Aquasoil?

Thoughts?

The Aquasoil is supposed to take the pH and hardness down, though, and if my water will ALREADY be acidic and soft being R/O and tap water..

Is this how the Eco-complete that everyone raves about supposed to look??

The layer underneath either the 2" of either Eco or the ADA Aquasoil will be laterite, then under THAT CaribSea Tahitian Moonsand (to cover the substrate cable heater and distribute the heat more evenly)

Thanks in advance for any and all comments..
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-27-2008, 09:50 PM
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this is a newer bag of eco ive head they recalled some of this because its not as good or the same as the old. old last years eco is blk,small fine rocks and larger ones but there pretty small and its blk blk no red, or mixed color like you have. take it back if u can and see if they have the blk eco.
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Yeah, I'll be taking it back all right..

Question is do I get the Aquasoil, or not...
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You can try calling CaribSea directly and inquiring about their "new" EcoComplete. Apparently, they can send bags of the "old" stuff to your LFS where you purchased it.

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Apparently, they can send bags of the "old" stuff to your LFS where you purchased it
Interesting..

I'll definitely do that, thanks!!!
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I talked to an Eco-Complete rep, and he said he would replace the bags with the "good" stuff..

He explained that a bad batch went out, and that Big Al's (where I bought it), for one, had no business keeping that stuff on the shelves..

So this is good news, and I'll let you all know if and how they actually do go about replacing the bags.
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hey doug - glad to hear your ecocomplete is getting replaced! I really felt for you when i saw that first picture of yours...
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Yup, like I say, I'll let you know if they actually do anything or not..

But I'll stay on 'em!
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i got in 2 new bags today and they looked great compared to the 4 i got 2 weeks ago
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Did you take those other 4 back?
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