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I would choose another substrate. BGA loves to grow on that stuff. Just do a blue green algae search on u tube & you will see everybody using fine sand has the bga problem. Also you do not need to have a nutrient rich substrate if you dose EI method. This will help you cut costs. Flourite makes a decent high CEC cation exchange substrate that contains many minerals that the plants can grow on. It is not considered a nutrient rich substrate but it gets the job done for less money & maybe less nutrient leeching can mean less algae!!! Its all I use & I love the stuff. Its not fancy like eco complete but its good. Good luck new tanks are always exciting , just make sure to QT your fish before stocking your tank.
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