Sand On Eco-complete?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Substrates - Gravel, Sand' started by all-out-fallout, Apr 13, 2018.

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    all-out-fallout Valued Member Member

    I’m getting kuhlis and I’ve decided I want sand. Only problem is that my Eco-Complete has been working wonders for me and I’m not about to throw it out the window. So here’s my question—could I top off my Eco-Complete with sand? Will that cause issues with potential gas bubble trapping? Will it be too dense for my plants?​
     
  2. dwarfpufferlover

    dwarfpufferlover Well Known Member Member

    I don't think you would have any issues in fact some on your plant roots may prefer the grit of sand, and aesthetically it would just mix over time.
     
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    Plover New Member Member

    I've had Eco-Complete topped with about an inch of Tahitian moon sand in one of my tanks for 6 months and I'm very happy with it so far. I'm still pretty new to the hobby and I am definitely not a plant expert, but I can say that at least the plants that I have are doing well (crypts, dwarf water lilies, water wisteria, Amazon compacta). There has definitely been some mixing over time and I personally really like how it looks in the tank. Some folks might not care for that look (and I can totally understand why) but I think having some of the Eco-Complete visible here and there makes the substrate more visually interesting.
     
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    all-out-fallout Valued Member Member

    Thanks! I went through with it. Currently my biggest problem is that it’s crazy cloudy in there, but I know it’ll get better.​

    I’m really digging the variety of my Eco-Complete mixed with the sand. Thanks for the feedback!​
     




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