Eco Complete + TMS - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 07-14-2013, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Aurie's Avatar
 
Eco Complete + TMS

Hey guys!

Time once again to set up another tank. Oh yes, the multi tank syndrome has kicked in and it's time to set up my 55 gallon. This tank is going to house all the guys from my 20 and 46 combined and the guys in my 29 are going into my 46. This will enable me to break down and sell my 29 and 20 and just have the 2 larger tanks (ok so the 5.5 gallon doesn't count lol).

My question is: In my 29 I have Tahitian Moon Sand I bought used, but never used.. ya know, open bag special I guess. I got 70lbs for $10 and I'd like to use it in my 55 but I don't feel like 70ish lbs is going to cut it so what I'd like to do is get 2 bags of Eco Complete and mix about 60lbs of the tahitian moon sand in with it (keeping roughly 10lbs for my 5.5 gallon which needs a little more sand) .. Is this a viable option? My other option is 2 bags of pool filter sand but this wouldn't be seeded of course. Well I could go 1 bag and use the sand from my 20 since it's got pool filter sand, about 2 inches of it. I'm thinking 20lbs at least.

Let me know whatcha think. This tank will be set up once I get the sand and another AC70 (I have one already on the 29 which has been running for a year)

I'm going to use the diamond plate shop light from HD until either Current comes out with it's plant LED (no eta) or Finnex comes out with it's Plant+ in November ..

Sooo excited

As of 02/02/14: 5.5 Gallon NPT - Plat ----------------29 gallon - Awaiting bleach bombing and selling
46 gallon bow - 5 glass cats, 6 kuhlii loaches, 2 rasboras, 1 parkinsoni rainbow, 8 White Tip Tetras, 1 bristlenose pleco, 5 julii corydoras, 1 bolivian ram, 7 neon tetras , 2 female sunset gouramis, 10 dainty corydoras, shrimp and snails
Aurie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 07-14-2013, 06:02 PM
Member
 
DKRST's Avatar
 
The biggest issue will be the stratification. The larger eco-complete particles will work their way to the top and the sand to the bottom of the substrate. No way to keep the mix homogeneous long term.

18 species/varieties of fish, 15 species/varieties of plants - The fish are finally ahead of the plants!
*560 gallons (2120 liters) in 5 tanks -> you do the math.
DKRST is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 07-15-2013, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Aurie's Avatar
 
turns out I might be moving so I guess this is going on hiatus. Might move everything from The 46 (plants and all) and the 20 and rehome the guys from the 29. I gotta consolidate and the 55 will hold the most livestock. Ugh.
Posted via Mobile Device
Aurie is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 07-15-2013, 11:11 PM
Member
 
DKRST's Avatar
 
bummer. Moving tanks is not a lot of fun.

18 species/varieties of fish, 15 species/varieties of plants - The fish are finally ahead of the plants!
*560 gallons (2120 liters) in 5 tanks -> you do the math.
DKRST is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 07-15-2013, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Aurie's Avatar
 
oh I know. The worst part is that a. I just bought the 55 and b. I moved into this house with a 10 and a 2.5 gallon 2.5 years ago
Posted via Mobile Device
Aurie is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Eco Complete vs ? Aurie Beginner Planted Aquarium 11 02-17-2013 03:50 PM
Eco complete CinBos Beginner Planted Aquarium 13 11-03-2012 06:16 PM
Eco Complete Sub.. Good Eco System?! Eshnon Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 8 04-16-2011 01:05 AM
Eco Complete Busgod Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 6 03-23-2008 02:56 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome