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Author Topic: is Carib Sea Eco-Complete ok for barbed fish?  (Read 195 times)
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« on: September 06, 2018, 01:58:11 PM »

Hi There! New here, somewhat new to the hobby, and trying to do the best for fish/tank compatibility...
Set up my 29g planted (my first non-UGF tank) using soil base with Carib Sea Eco-Complete on top. Tank is cycled, plants and guppies happy!
I'd like to move in some Kuhli Loaches and/or corries, but wonder if that Carib Sea is too rough? It almost looks volcanic.
I could thin out some spots so the soil is available to them, but am nervous I'll have a muddy mess then.
If this Sea-Chem is not good, can the community suggest some bottom fish that would be happy with the Carib Sea? Planning on a couple Angels and school of neons eventually.
Thank you!
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2018, 07:16:12 AM »

Hi freshies,

Do you have black or red Eco complete? From what I can remember about the two mixtures, is average grain size. Black being more diverse and a bit coarser. The red mixture should be ok for Cories, but probably not ideal for less than full grown Kuhlies.


I have to ask, what do you mean by soil?


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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2018, 08:42:18 AM »

Ah bummer, this is the black stuff. Guess I'll rethink my bottom fish options.

Organic potting soil, rinsed and soaked a while, used as base under the Carib substrate. Plants are loving this base.
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