Eco-Complete problem

niknaksky

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I got 3 bags 1 from one shop and 2 from another.
The 2 that i got last were multi coloured and the first was mainly black and seemed finer i thought it was just me but since i read this i know it is not so just fired them an email.
 

planter

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More of a concern for me after using Eco complete for the first time is what I think 'IT' is doing to my KH levels! Filled my tank with 75% RO and my KH was 14 !! got it down to 9 now but I didnt anticipate it doing that.
 

beeky

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I've heard it affects KH for a few months, but the AE info on it says that it won't. It does say it contains calcium though, but don't know in what form.
 

planter

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Thought I would just stop by and let you all know that despite the intial KH issues I now have a thriving tank. The plants look great against the dark Eco complete substrate So im a happy chappy at last. You can see the results in my journal 'The Cube' link in sig.

As for equivelant substrates, ECo complete is unique in that it is 'Live' with beneficial nitrifying bacteria for instant cycling.

If you just want a recommendation for another planted tank substrate then your best advised to check some of the othere threads in this section 'substrates'
 

sanj

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Coventry, UK
Hey Mr planter,

i am probaly ordering 15 x 20lb bags of eco-complete for and 8 footer. Does it just alter the KH or other parameters. Dont really want problems for my fish when i transfer them.

Also it seems ot have tken 2-3 months to get your KH down, were you doing 50% changes every week?

Thanks

Sanj :D
 
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