01-18-2011, 03:37 AM
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Originally Posted by sharkbait23
I am setting up a new 40gallon tank and I wanted a black sand substrate and was looking at what is available at the stores and found one that I like. But my question is will it be plant friendly?
The substrate that I'm considering is CaribSea Instant Aquarium Tahitian Moon Gravel or Eco-Complete™ Planted Black.
Anyone using one of these with plants? Your input will be very helpful in my decision. Thanks!
Eco-complete would be more plant friendly. Is clay based product with some micronutrient's that plant's can benefit from.
Tahitian moon sand,is sharp product and would not be what I would choose if bottom dwelling fishes such as loaches,cory's or pleco's were to be placed over it . Also contains no clay,or nutrient's I don't believe.