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post #1 of 4 Old 01-18-2011, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
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Need help deciding on substrate for new tank

Hey guys,

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!
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Hey guys,

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.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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I use Eco-Complete Black in my 5g and 125g and I love it.
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post #4 of 4 Old 01-18-2011, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you guys for helping me decide. As I might have gone the other way and had a catastrophe on my hands.
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