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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2015, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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Dirt substrate ontop of eco complete

So I have an aquarium with about 1/2in to 1in layer of eco complete. Im considering going with soil, Azoo Plant Grower, and am curious if it matter that I remove the eco complete or can I just cap it with the dirt?
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Interested in the answer for this as well.

One thing to consider, the dirt also needs a cap so it could end up too deep and cause problems... That would be my only worry off the top of my head without researching.
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I think the Azoo soil is like the Fluval plant mix, and doesnt need a cap. At least the fluval stuff I use at work doesnt have a cap and is pretty amazing stuff.
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You could just mix the soil with the EcoComplete, and use about a one inch layer of the mix as your soil layer. You might want to remove some of the Eco Complete first.

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Interested in the answer for this as well.

One thing to consider, the dirt also needs a cap so it could end up too deep and cause problems... That would be my only worry off the top of my head without researching.
The Azoo stuff looks very similar to Aquasoil, Fluval Stratum, Controsoil, etc. No need to cap it. If it was garden soil, dirt, or potting mix then you need to cap it to keep the mud on the bottom.

Completely up to you.
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