I know that having more than 2~3 inches of sand is asking for trouble, with gas pockets becoming toxic and all that jazz ... but what about with only eco-complete substrate?
i agree that Eco and Flor should only be considered in smaller tank, but they're A LOT better for plants than the pool filter sand I'm using on my bigger tank. Very expensive though.4+ inches in a 55gal will run you about 160.00. My question would be WHY when you can do the same thing (same concept) for less than $25.00.
I feel planted substrate such as Eco and Flor should only be considered in smaller tanks.
Ah, that's what you meant. xD
I'm most likely going to get some fancy guppies, since the tap water in my area tends to have higher pH.
Eco-complete is fine for bottom dwellers, I have 6+ Sterbai cories, and a gold nugget pleco, and they are all thriving in Eco complete. (75 gallon tank)Ok...now thinking forward IF you use eco I would stay away from any bottom feeding fish. Eco is very sharp and irritates the under belly of most fish.