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Old 05-09-2014, 10:37 PM   #1
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Alright guys and gals, I need your input on some things. I am going to be setting up an angelfish planted tank in a couple of months and I'm trying to get everything together and ready for it. I need a good substrate for this tank that will be good for the plants and fish! I love dirt, but I'm not sure if it will be the way to go in this tank or not. I think it is going to be a 30 gallon cube but not exactly sure about the tank yet. Just need some input and opinions on what type of substrate i should use in my new planted tank! Thanks!
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Alright guys and gals, I need your input on some things. I am going to be setting up an angelfish planted tank in a couple of months and I'm trying to get everything together and ready for it. I need a good substrate for this tank that will be good for the plants and fish! I love dirt, but I'm not sure if it will be the way to go in this tank or not. I think it is going to be a 30 gallon cube but not exactly sure about the tank yet. Just need some input and opinions on what type of substrate i should use in my new planted tank! Thanks!
Although I cannot answer your question: here is a good thread that you can look through. Help me pick a dirt!
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What are your plans? High light / high tech, medium light, or low light? With low and medium light substrate doesn't really matter. However with higher light levels a better substrate will help greatly. I would suggest eco complete as the most popular option out there atm.
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What are your plans? High light / high tech, medium light, or low light? With low and medium light substrate doesn't really matter. However with higher light levels a better substrate will help greatly. I would suggest eco complete as the most popular option out there atm.

I also have EcoComplete, but it is mixed with FloraMax. Two bags of each in my hex tank. (The LFS was under stocked.) The plants do well. If you have a lot of money you could purchase Aquasoil by ADA. AquaSoil appears to be the best. I would stay away from AquaDurt from AquariumPlants dot com because of the high phosphates.

Most people use EcoComplete.


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What are your plans? High light / high tech, medium light, or low light? With low and medium light substrate doesn't really matter. However with higher light levels a better substrate will help greatly. I would suggest eco complete as the most popular option out there atm.

Yes, please tell us hat your plans (lighting, plants, etc) are. That really determines what you need as a substrate. Flourite is one of my favorite planted substrates. I also like putting dirt on the bottom, then have a layer of flourite or Ecocomplete on top to cap it.
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Ok thanks and I am thinking a high light hightech tank, not sure what kind of plants yet
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