03-18-2009, 09:53 PM
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Los Angeles CA
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| | Re: Eco-complete vs. aqua soil
Originally Posted by DonaldmBoyer
Oh yes, I remember said "chart." I just used Amazonia II and the two of the biggest bags they had. I just needed it as a "layer" in the substrate as I have used four additional substances for my substrate as well.
I never had an issue with "cloudiness" with the water using Amazonia II. I have heard of tainted bags of Eco-Complete as well which end up clouding the water and killing fish. I prefer the Amazonia II as it provides a bit more in the way of nutrients for the roots, but again, I've had good success using Eco as well. Just don't get the Eco "Onyx"; it will raise your carbonate hardness considerably!!! Even Onyx is not "awful," but I wouldn't buy it again.
I agree, I had no cloudiness with amazonia II. I think it might depend on what patch you got.