Eco Complete versus gravel with fluorite?
I have a question about substrates for the planted tank I am starting this month. I want a lot of cool plants in it, and I know substrate is important. I bought CaribSea stuff, but apparently it just helps the tank cycle faster... I had thought it had nutrients for plants as well. BUT, it is a nice natural brownish color, which my fiance and I like. I have heard good things about Eco Complete, but I can only find it in black, which my fiance specifically does not like very much. Is gravel plus flourite as good as Eco Complete? Does anyone know where I can get non-black Eco Complete? I don't even know if they make it. I read on here that root tabs and regular gravel are not as good as better substrate.
What are your thoughts about this?