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Eco-Complete as cap on dirt in NPT?
Hi, all. I'm working on making an NPT nano tank. I will get some Scott's Miracle-Grow, but I was wondering if I can use Eco-Complete (drained) on top of it as "gravel," essentially, to hold down the dirt. I'd like the color to stay all black rather than put river pebbles on top.
Can't see why it wouldn't work, as EC is just "gravel" of sorts, though much more expensive. I assume you intend no substrate fish (EC is rough on these).
Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Originally Posted by Deanna01 View Post
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Small scale nitrogen cycle with a jar, water and fish food; no substrate, filter etc
Originally Posted by aokashi View Post
The best way to do it is to use eggcrate. You cut it to the lenght and width of the tank. Making several layers to get the depth you want. Then lay the sand over, front, and top of it. In the centre of the tank add the soil and then cap it sand. I had done this method before and the soil/sand stay exactly where you want it.
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