Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pullman, Washington
ADA AS in 46 gallon
I am changing up my 46 gallon bowfront. Originally I was thinking that I would get a 75 gallon tank and replace the 46 with that, but due to lack of funds and space I have decided to just update my 46. I am going to put a 150 watt MH pendant over it, and am changing the substrate. Right now the substrate that I have in the tank is Turface pro-league in red. The stuff worked out OK but I am A) tired of the color B) tired of how light the darn stuff is, it won't hold anything down, and C) tired of how cloudy it gets with the slightest disturbance.
I am very tempted by ADA AS, but am extremely worried about the cloudiness issue. I don't want to spend a lot of money on substrate only to have it stay cloudy forever and cloud up a ton any time anything is moved.
I suppose that my other option is eco-complete, but I would love to try something different (have never tried AS before) and want something that will do a little more for the plants than either eco or flourite does, and also lower my high pH.
Opinions much appreciated!! Also, would 3x 9 liter bags cover a 46 bow with a depth of 3"??