10-05-2007, 03:54 PM
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| | Re: Ok What do you think of this mix...
Eco Complete is a dark substrate, so why not use it by itself? Then, if you find you want to setup the tank again, starting over for some reason, you can easily scoop out the substrate, wash it a bit and reuse it. If you mix other stuff in there you can't do that. A "river" of light colored substrate, sand for example, is often used by those who make an art form out of their tanks, but light substrates quickly become dingy due to biofilm, and it is very hard to keep them from mixing in with the rest of the substrate. Once that happens you almost have to start over, or lose the bright "river" entirely. Eco Complete is a pretty sandy substrate too. This is all just my opinion, so others may differ.