Eco Complete Opinions?

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  1. wishkahryan

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    I have been considering getting eco complete for my 10 gallon tank. But seing some bad reviews on amazon I wanted a your guys opinions on it.i just dont want to kill my fish
     
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    Eco Complete doesn't kill fish.
     
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    Any idea of why the people leaving the reviews having dead fish after adding the eco complete any specific things to do or just add it to the tank.
     
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    Probably because they didn't cycle their tanks. If you're trying to grow plants, use something like ADA Amazonia, Fluval Stratum, or Mr. Aqua. Eco Complete is inert from what I hear.
     
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    Do you have any expierience with the ADA I have heard alot of people use it I just want something that isnt going to be messy and cloud the water too much
    And I definately know how to cycle my tanks so thats not a problem just wanting to get more into the plants.
     
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    Nope. Never used it. Another option is using dirt.
     
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    Eco complete is as good as common gravel. Well not really. I have it in my 90 but it added nothing for plant growth. Didn’t kill any fish though. Lots of plants yes. Took it almost 2 yrs to start working in my tank. Oh and it works best with root tabs and liquid Ferts . Common gravel works great to grow plants. Give yourself 2-3” of gravel and you should be fine.
    Just starting with growing plants?
     
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    Yes I have plants in my 30g tank but they arent doing very well so I was going to try doing a mostly plant tank with a few fish instead of mostly fish with some plants
     
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    What type of plants do you have? And how long do you have them?
     
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    Plants are easy to keep but have needs. Are you adding ferts? If so what types? What kind of plants and what type of lighting are you using.
     
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    Its mostly the amazon swords that arent doing well I have added seachem root tabs too them and it seems to do nothing they just stay super small I have also tried multiple kinds of liquid ferts from seachem and API my anubias seems to grow fine and the java fern does fine too

    I have been adding seachem root tabs to the amazon swords but it seems to do nothing ive also tried dosing npk and trace and iron my light is an odysea dual t5 6500k thats 30 inches long
     
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    May be your lighting. Anubias and java fern do good in low light. Are they tied to driftwood or other stuff in the tank?
     
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    Amazon swords can also grow in low light. I've used Osmocote Plus as the root tab.
     
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    Ok amazon swords will still grow even in lower lighting. How old is the light and the bulbs? Fluorescent bulbs are only good for about 6-8 months than they lose their brilliance.
    How often do you add root tabs and liquid ferts.
     
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    The light is only a couple months old. And I put root tabs in every couple weeks and dose liquid weekly

    The anubias and java fern are both attatched to driftwood
     
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    I just used old aquarium LED light. Never used liquid ferts, but I usually add in 3-4 tabs.
     
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    Maby its just me I see people use sand and have plants growing out of the tanks or maby I'm just trying too hard
     
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    I've grown amazon swords in sand.
     
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    Here is a picture of one of mine 0821192325.
     








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