Why does Eco-Complete™ planted aquarium substrate outperform other products? The secret lies in rich basaltic volcanic soil which contains iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sulfur plus over 25 other elements to nourish your aquatic plants.
Eco-Complete™ Planted Aquarium Substrate is mineralogically and biologically complete, giving you luxuriant aquatic plant growth without nuisance algae! Iron rich Eco‑Complete™ eliminates the need for laterite. No artificial dyes, paints, or chemical coatings. Eco-Complete™ has highly porous spherical grains for optimum diffusion performance and contains live Heterotrophic bacteria to rapidly convert fish waste into natural food for your aquatic plants. It establishes a natural biological balance which makes cycling a new aquarium faster and safer.
Question: How long does the Eco-Complete™ Planted substrate remain effective for or after what period of time will I need to replace it?
Answer: Eco-Complete™ Planted is a geologically recent basaltic volcanic material. Since it is not a weathered product such as clays or laterites it will stay active over the life of the aquarium, will not break down into a mud, and does not need to be replaced.
Question: Hi i was wondering how long does the Eco-Complete™ Planted last in a tank and also is it ok to add like a sand on top or will that defeat the purpose of the Eco-Complete™ Planted and lastly does Eco-Complete™ Planted take in the nutrients from the water column and feed the roots with it cause im gonna fertilize the water column and need a substrate that will do that.
Answer: Eco-Complete™ Planted will last indefinitely. It won’t break down or turn to mud. Eco-Complete™ Planted will supply trace elements that the plant needs but does not supply a fertilizer component ie. N,P or K. You either need to add the fertilizer or have fish in there that you feed regularly.
Date Added: 04/08/2015 by Daniel Birkenhead
Great substrate. No washing, drain it and I was able to put it straight away - small amount of cloudynes gone in minutes - very easy to plant in. Big thumbs from me. 👍
Date Added: 12/06/2015 by Ben Colbridge
I really like Eco-complete and have used it before with good success. Water clarity is excellent and because it is relatively heavy, plants don't float away - even single stems of HC stay put. It stinks when you open it, but its all good stuff! I previously used FloraBase but it was an absolute disaster - so light that it moved around in decent water flow and leached ammonia like nothing I have seen before. I had to completely strip down the tank and start again, with Eco-Complete. None of the above problems so far, so highly recommended. Worth the extra few quid.
Date Added: 10/03/2015 by Susan Moores
Delivered quickly and looks great in my tank, really brings out the colours of my neon tetras. Tank was already cycled so followed the instructions to drain of the fluid in the bad and within 30 minutes any cloudiness was gone. Looking forward to seeing how well plants grow in this substarate.
Date Added: 09/03/2015 by Rob Peltell
This stuff looks great in the tank, very professional.
Date Added: 06/01/2015 by Colin Tweddle
Great looking (black) substrate, which you use straight from the bag, so no washing. Very little dust/cloudiness on filling and no ammonia peak observed. A bit of an algal bloom on day 2, but cleared in 24 hours without any action. Very light in weight, so tricky to plant out fine/lawn type plants (the fine grade is probably better for this). One bag was enough for a highly aquascaped 55l tank. Really attractive in use and plants seem to be taking to it well.
Date Added: 02/01/2015 by Anthony Barnes
Quick delivery, only just planted a selection of plants but looking good so far.
Date Added: 25/10/2014 by Daniel Gray
This substrate really does live up to its name. It has a nice dark-brown/black colour to it which really brings out the greens in plants and just instantly makes the tank look a lot more professional. It contains all the bits and bobs with the substrate that plants need such as bacteria and nutrients which is also an added bonus. If you are thinking of buying a substrate for a planted tank and you are uncertain which to choose then I would highly recommend this one.
Date Added: 20/02/2014 by Jameal Ahmed
Next day delivery fantastic staff over the phone very helpful I will shop again many thanks
Date Added: 08/11/2013 by Frank Molloy
It is early days yet to say how this product is going to give results as it has only been in tank 3 days.Following packet instructions it definately did not cloud the water. Neet day it was crystal clear
Date Added: 26/10/2013 by Chris Lawrence
excellent value. I couldnt believe how quickly this item arrived in the post. Looks so much better in my tank than normal gravel
Date Added: 08/08/2013 by Grzegorz Laszczewski
Substrate is well packed, 2 bags were enough to cover 120l aquarium. Delivery was super fast!
Date Added: 24/07/2013 by Mervyn Abraham
I have had this substrate in my tank for less than two weeks and I can already see a marked difference in growth rate on my plants. Simply Brilliant.
Date Added: 12/04/2013 by John Banks
I have had 5 bags of this substrate in my 54 gallon Fluval Osaka planted discus tank for 3 years now, and I have to say my plants just love it! The black colour I have found is not true black, but more of a grey. (Perhaps it is my lights..) I am more than satisfied with it's affinity for my plants. Discus also enjoy nosing around in this substrate with my cories and bottom feeders.. It's great stuff.
Date Added: 28/02/2013 by Darren Farnden
This is a really nice substrate,it comes wet in the bag and so there is no clouding.its really good for topping up substrate or as a new setup.I really recommend this product.
Date Added: 15/01/2013 by Tyrel Fourie
a great product if your looking for instant results as its pre washed and dosnt cloud the water
Date Added: 23/08/2012 by Jerome Don
As a complete novice I chose this substrate for my new aquascaping attempt and saw new growth appearing on the plants I had trimmed and planted within days. The black substrate really shows off the vibrant colours of my healthy plants and a single bag was ample for my 64 litre tank.
Date Added: 25/01/2008 by Carl Stenbratt
Great substrate! I like this more than ADA AquaSoil and other substrates for planted tanks.
Date Added: 08/09/2007 by Carolyn Fish
Brilliant substrate. After a novice error of choosing gravel, coupled with a pre-made 'carpet' of HC , my tank was ruined as the gravel went completely black. Had to re-home my fish into a smaller tank & the rest of my beloved plants withered & died. After 6 hours of using this eco complete the tank was crystal & I mean crystal clear, no washing off before hand.New plants are at early stages, but no yellowing of leaves & I am getting oxygen bubbles on my new riccia with the CO2 turned off & only low lighting. Expensive- yes - worth it - oh yes. Highly recommended
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