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Eco-Complete Planted Aquarium Substrate

Carib Sea 24.99 Red18400771771018479007710Black18400770770008479007704
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24.99 OutOfStock Pets > Fish > Aquarium Décor
Red
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18400771
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24.99 InStock Pets > Fish > Aquarium Décor
Black
18400770
 $24.99
 
 

 

Start your aquarium off right with live Freshwater Eco Complete Planted Aquarium Substrates from CaribSea. Eco-Complete substrate is biologically and meralogically active, containing live-purifying bacteria to create a natural balance and cycle your aquarium faster. The Eco-Complete Plant substrate contains Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Sulfur and over 25 other trace elements to nourish your aquatic plants. This iron rich substrate eliminates the need for laterie and the natural black color brings out the brightest colors of your fish. Sold in 20 lb bags.

Eco-Complete Planted Red Eco-Complete Planted Black Eco-Complete Planted Black Fine
Live Bacteria Yes Yes Yes
pH Neutral Yes Yes Yes
Soluble Iron Content High High Yes
Ave. Small Grain Size 0.25 mm 3.0 mm 0.25 mm
Ave. Large Grain Size 7.0 mm 6.0 mm 3.0 mm
Soft Belly Safe Yes Yes Yes
Burrower Friendly No No No
Surface Area High High High

Instructions:

Use two pounds per gallon, or more, of Eco-Complete™ Planted Aquarium Gravel. The ideal bed depth is at least three inches. Do not rinse and include water in bag as it contains a water conditioning solution.

How much Eco Complete™ Planted do I need to use?

A layer of about 2 inches would be adequate for some tanks but we recommend at least three inches.

Customer Reviews for Eco-Complete Planted Aquarium Substrate
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5
Love it!
 
 
Pros:
No need for added ferts!
Cons:
Not recommended for high-tech setups
I've tried numerous planted aquarium substrates in the past, but eco-complete is by far the best one! The red coloration adds a nice natural look to the aquarium and contrasts the green of my plants very nicely! I noticed only a slight amount of cloudiness on initial setup but it disappeared overnight with the filter running. The only downside to this substrate is it's not enough if you run a high-tech setup with bright lighting and C02 additions. After adding additional lighting to my 40g breeder tank I was noticing iron deficiencies in my plants. If you're new to planted aquariums, or want to keep a low-tech setup and not have to constantly buy fertilizers, eco-complete is your best option!
Experience with Product: More than 1 year
Experience in Hobby: Expert
Recommended: Yes
West Chester, OH

5
Great Substrate
 
 
Pros:
looks nice, good variation in actual makeup, high CEC
Cons:
makes water cloudy for a few days, smells kinda bad outside the tank
Decided to re-do my 5 gallon tank and plant it with some crypts. I decided to go all out and got a 20 lb bag of eco complete. This stuff doesn't just help plants out, it actually looks good. It's lava rock, and is closer to gravel than sand. It is nice and heavy, so it weighs my plants down. The black color looks great with the green of my plants and galaxy rasbora's spots. Just a heads up though: this stuff makes your water really cloudy for a couple days. Some of the "dust" is even kicked up and made a thin layer on the acrylic inside. You don't have to pre-wash it (in fact I think you're not supposed to at all... kills some of the bacteria or something). The cloudy thing went away after about 3 days and now it's crystal clear. I use an Aqueon Power 10 filter WITH carbon by the way, so this might have helped speed up the process. I just planted my crypts (babies) so I can't say much about plant growth but I am using Flourish tabs in conjunction with eco-complete and so far so good. Overall, well worth the money.
Experience with Product: Less than 1 month
Experience in Hobby: Intermediate
Recommended: Yes
San Diego

5
Absolutely awsome product
 
 
Pros:
No break down. great color, easy to use, no rinsing
Cons:
anchoring light weight carpet plants can be difficult.
I'v been running this substrate in a heavily planted 40b for over a year and it has done incredibly well. Root growth is amazing. IT is also a shrimp tank and they have thrived. At the time they didn't offer the smaller grain. I just ordered the smaller grain for a few smaller shrimp breeding tank's. Will update review to include that in a few month's
Experience with Product: More than 1 year
Experience in Hobby: Expert
Recommended: Yes
Virginia

5
Great Growing
 
 
Pros:
looks great,plants like
Cons:
none so far
As a beginner wanted to get the right stuff for my 2 new fluval aquaruims used 1 bag plus 1 bag Carib Sunset Gold sand,for live plants and a natural look and this was plenty for the 2 aquariums..The conditioning agent in the bag was a big help for a new set up.Everything has been running for almost a month and had some die off but all plants are coming back with new growth, so pretty happy and fish are doing fine.
Experience with Product: Less than 1 month
Experience in Hobby: Beginner
Recommended: Yes
Ontonagon, Michigan

5
best plant substrate
 
 
Pros:
black color, different grain sizes, complete fertilizer profile
Cons:
doesn't come in smaller bags
Unlike some other planted tank substrates, this one won't affect your tank's pH. It has multiple grain sizes, which provides the (arguably) best profile of smaller/sand grains on top and medium grains below. According to some hobbyists, this will also absorb excess nutrients (i.e. - fertilizers, not nitrogenous wastes) and spit it back out when needed. It's nice, if it actually does that.
Experience with Product: 1-12 months
Experience in Hobby: Intermediate
Recommended: Yes
NYC

5
impressive
 
 
Pros:
Durable, Safe, Good Value, Effective, Easy to Use
Cons:
I did not expect the gravel to be so heavy at first and was shocked to see it had water in it. Once I read the description on the bag I was amazed that it contained all the things necessary for the growth and care of your plants and fish environment! It is easy to use just pour it in add water and plants and fish. The color (black) really makes everything standout. Great product!
Experience with Product: Experienced Aquarist
Recommended: Yes
Martinsville , VA

5
The Complete Substrate
 
 
Pros:
Effective, Looks good, Good Value, Plants love it, Easy to Use
Cons:
Color makes plants & fish stand out.Plants are growing like crazy!Cory's wiskers seem to have no trouble with wearing away,after 3 months.
Experience with Product: Casual Fish Keeper
Recommended: Yes
New Windsor,NY

5
GREAT!!!!!!! Product
 
 
Pros:
Effective, Safe, Good Value
Cons:
This product helps eliminate bacterial blooms and keeps my aquarium sparkling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Experience with Product: Experienced Aquarist
Recommended: Yes
Neptune, NJ

5
Quality product
 
 
Pros:
Easy to Use, Effective, Safe, Good Value, Durable
Cons:
Looks great in aquarium,plants love it,fish aren't complaining either.Can not go wrong with this subtrate!!
Experience with Product: Casual Fish Keeper
Recommended: Yes
New York

4
No muss no fuss
 
 
Pros:
Effective, Safe, Easy to Use, Good Value
Cons:
Very easy to use. Just open the bag and pour it in. No rinsing needed. My plants are doing great.
Experience with Product: Casual Fish Keeper
Recommended: Yes
Roseville, Mi

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