I think I have decided but need some confirmation
Ok, I have a 75g with cichlids that have been kept with plants in a 35g and have done well.
I want to grow HC, hair grass and some nice stem plants as well as rooted plants. I am going to have egg crate and grow the HC emmersed and let everything root well before adding the cichlids to the new tank.
I decided on eco complete
I decided against ADA because it lowers the PH, not good for cichlids.
I decided against mineralized soil because they like to kick up the gravel to the glass and I think that would be a mess and I just dont understand it too much and dont think I should put something in the tank that might require some understanding.
So I choose eco over flourite because it is cheeper, at the moment, and I think it is about the same.
SO... am I right in my thinking?
Does eco need to be rinsed and also if the fish kick up the eco would that make just as much of a mess as the soil?