Caribsea Eco-Complete 9kg

  • Model: 028030
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Description

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.

by John W. on 21/11/2016

Good substrate looks nice in the tank happy with it

by Kirk H. on 25/10/2016

Very fast delivery and extremely well packed. Can't wait to see how well my plants grow ! Thanks

by Matthew Brookes on 17/8/2016

Great product looks great in aquarium and new plants have started to take hold in it.

by Daniel Birkenhead on 4/8/2015

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. 👍

by Ben Colbridge on 12/6/2015

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.

by Susan Moores on 10/3/2015

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.

Ask a question about this product
 
Guest
is this product meant to be used purely on its on as a substrate, or is it meant for the 1st layer and supposed to be covered with sand/gravel ?

 
Staff
It's a complete substrate so does not require topping.

 
Guest
can you put topping on if you want to change the colour

 
Staff

yes


 
Guest
I have read reviews by some saying you can add this substrate directly to the tank without needing to rinse it first and others saying it should be rinsed first and the liquid in the bag it comes in thrown away!! Could you please tell me which is true please.

 
Staff
Don't rinse! No need

 
Guest
Would this be ok to add to an up and running setup, just mixing into the existing gravel?

 
Staff

If you pour it slowly in then yes


 
Guest
I have a 125l tank, how many bags would I need. I would like it around 4cm depth. Is it worth putting aquasoil under it?

 
Staff

2-3 bags

1 bag is enough for 50L.

No need for anything underneath it


 
Guest
I am thinking of using Eco-complete in a rebuild of my 200 litre tank with compressed CO2

 
Staff
Ok - was there a question?

 
Guest
I'm thinking of setting up a tank with a 4' x 2' footprint. Separate areas of Ecocomplete and Unipac sand. How many 9kg bags woould be required to fill 4x2 to a depth of say 2-3 inches, and how much unipac sand for each 1'x1' area to say 1 inch depth? Thanks

 
Staff

1 bag per 50L same for Unipac 12.5kg bags.


 
Guest
i have siversand about 8 ins deep will have to remove it to start agin or can add the right subtrate

 
Staff

I would remove it


 
Guest
I have a lot of Cory's in my tank that constantly 'dig'. Not a problem with my fine rounded gravel but would it be a problem with this, cloudiness etc?

 
Staff

this product will not be a problem for fish that like to dig.


 
Guest
Can this substrate be used in conjunction with an under-gravel filter system or is it too fine?

 
Staff

I don't recommend under gravel filtration for any planted aquarium.


 
Guest
will this alter the Ph of my water

 
Staff

No


 
Guest
Is this a gravel or a sand or neither? What is the size of the grain? Thanks

 
Staff

A mixture really. Some sizes are a couple of mm some 4-5. If you want sand type go for eco complete fine.


 
Guest
Hi, I have a tank that is 29cm x 122cm how many bags would you recommend for this ?

 
Staff

1 bag per 50L approx


 
Guest
Hello i have a tank up and ruining.can i take the old sand out and put this straight in or will it start a cycle what i do not wont as i have fish

 
Staff

That's fine. It won't start a cycle.


 
Guest
what colour is this substrae and is it good for plants like dwarf hairgrass

 
Staff

Black. It's excellent or all plants 


 
Guest
how does this look when its in the tank

 
Staff

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=eco+complete&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjIsNX3nb7JAhXDvBQKHTPGBysQ_AUICCgC&biw=1280&bih=607


 
Guest
would this be enough for a tank 60x30cm

 
Staff

1 bag per 50L of water


 
Guest
All ready have gravel in 190 L trigon corner tank. Which is already planted how do I add?

 
Staff

You'll need to remove all your gravel I'm afraid and drain all the water 



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