03-01-2008, 07:50 PM
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Re: Planted tank substrate
Originally Posted by turtleman
I am using a mixture of Eco-Complete and Flourite (equal amounts). I've read that you should have at least 3" but I have closer to 5". When I first added water to mine, it got super cloudy. So cloudy, you could not see the bottom when looking down from the top. I had to do many water changes to clear it up. Got different problems now. Substrate is rich in nutrients, add plants and adequate light for plants to grow, and wah lah...serious algae outbreak right in the middle of cycling. From my experience, you may want to have a small tank you can put the fish in while your primary tank is going through all the changes.
There is also another thread named "Changing Substrate" in this same area. Follow it as well.
Thank you so much for the info, it is much appreciated
I will take a look at the other thread :)