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How about this for a substrate?!?

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I am looking to switch from standard aquarium gravel to something better for my 20 gallon planted aquarium to help with plant growth. Please let me know what you think of this product and also advice with switching substrates.

http://www.petco.com/product/111998...trate.aspx?CoreCat=RecentlyViewed-_-Product_1

Thanks,

TECK
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Are you doing this in an already established tank, or are you draining out all the water and starting anew?
Eco is great for bringing an established, unplanted tank into the planted side of the hobby, but if you are starting from scratch, just do organic potting soil capped with whatever floats your boat.
 

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If you do go with the Eco, check out petsmart as they have it on offer for $10 a bag in store at the moment
 

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I changed over my 75 from regular gravel to Eco Complete. I took out all of my fish (minus one super stubborn fei fang that thought he was going to be a salmon that day), drained the tank halfway, used a really big syphon tube I have (for some reason) to get all the gravel and crap out, then just dumped the water from the eco-complete as much as I could and slowly shoveled it in (and I mean SLOWLY, cause that fei fang was jumping out of the water and almost broke the glass top......man that was a strong fish)
 
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