I am wondering about the eco-complete. It arrived today as did the rest of my order. Only dropped a couple of the packing peanuts out of hundreds. That was a feat in and of itself.
The eco-complete comes with some water in it. That's because it contains the bacteria to get the tank started. It's pre-seeded I suppose. How long can this bacteria live? It needs "food" does it not? I was thinking about setting it up this weekend without plants then ordering them but it would be a full week without plants. Could I cycle without them and just toss the plants in when they arrive? If I wait will the bacteria in the eco-complete survive? Too many questions.
Oh yeah. Pink? Turqoise? NEVAR! I find it both amusing and sad on some pics I see with funky looking gravel that looks like a neon diner sign. I suppose in keeping fish, we want to be pleased by our set up but the fish should also be pleased as it's their home. And most fish like darker surroundings and dimly lit homes with real plants. We do the best by our dogs, cats, horses etc... Why not the fish? Pink (dramatic pause) huh