Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Westchester County, NY
n00b...I think that the advice that you've gotten is accurate about being able to go ahead with the gravel you bought, but IMO you'd be so much better off replacing it with a product like EcoComplete. I recently replaced my substrate in my planted tank and it really isn't that big an effort, surprisingly. I just pulled all the old stuff out using a fishnet and then with EcoComplete, you can just put it directly into the tank and replant the plants. I think you'd be happy in the end if you do it.