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Brackish tank with plants, question on Substrate?

I am doing a 64 gallon Brackish tank and I am going to try and do some plants in it. I have Carib Sea Cichlid Mix for the main substrate, to keep the pH high, but I also have some Eco-Complete left over from my last planted tank.

Should I mix the Eco Complete in? I figure it cant hurt as far as the plants go, but I am not sure if Eco Complete lowers pH, then it would be fighting against the Cichlid Mix, which would be kind of pointless, lol.
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From what i've heard, eco-complete actually can also help buffer the substrate to a higher pH so they'd be working together. Not positive if that's accurate...but I'm pretty positive at least that it doesn't lower the pH.

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