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Eco complete how Many Bags??

Hi I am new here so Hello to everybody.
Setting up a 125 Gallon want good plant growth so question is how many bags of Eco complete to mix with CaribSea Tahitian Moon.
I have an order ready to go out to Pet solutions for 4 bags is this enough or too many?
To ship to oklahoma $37.50 so not cheap but price is good $16.99 a bag.
Thanks for the help.

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Please see the substrate calculator. I mixed the two in my 120, for an avg depth of 3.5" I used 8 bags EC and 2 TMS.

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Thanks ordered 4 bags of Eco complete and picked up 5 bags of Tahitian Moon from PetsMart
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Thats quite the popular substrate mix now...
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Hmm...I have ALWAYS read that you need to use at least 50% plant substrate when mixing...otherwise you've 'diluted' its effectiveness down to a point where it's not providing enough benefit for the cost.

I honestly don't see why people mix these two substrates. Around here, Eco is $30, TMS is $25...I'd rather spend the $5 more for a bag of high quality substrate.
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Agreed. I personally would not mix anything with eco complete, its great all by its lonesome.

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Is it just me, or does this calculator seem to give rather high lb/inch estimates?

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per the bag of eco complete, 1 bag per 10gallons of standard tank size, would give you close to 3" of depth. My plants seem to love the eco complete, and I wish I'd have bought it instead of flourite for my 75gallon. all future planted tanks will use eco.
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