Currently i'm just using sand in my aquarium (which is a 20 gallon).
All live plants,& a total of 6 fish. (one girl betta,3 platies,2 corydoras).
My plants are growing ok (lighting is an "Eclipse Natural Daylight" florescent light. )
I'm not using anything except the sand& light,& as I mentioned,things are growing "ok".
Anywho,I been looking into Caribsea Eco-Complete Planted Aquarium Substrate
...been seeing it on eBay& I was hoping someone had experience with this type of substrate.The description on eBay was as follows:
Contains iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sulfur plus over 25 other elements to nourish your aquatic plants. Eco-Complete Planted Aquarium Substrate contains all the mineral nutrients needed for luxuriant aquatic plant growth without nuisance algae! Iron rich Eco-Complete eliminates the need for laterite. Nitrate and carbonate free - will not increase pH or carbonate hardness. It's real! No artificial dyes, paints, or chemical coatings. Natural black substrate encourages the most vibrant coloration in fishes and reduces fish stress. Spherical grains for optimum diffusion performance. Supplies calcium without raising pH. Lead free. contains live heterotrophic bacteria to rapidly convert fish waste into natural food for your aquatic plants. Creates a natural biological balance which makes cycling a new aquarium faster and safer. Packed in Liquid Amazon buffered Black Water solution for immediate organic water conditioning. Unsurpassed MacroPorosity for healthy roots and bacterial efficiency. You would have to buy 4 bags of ordinary gravel to equal the surface area of this one bag of Eco-Complete Planted Aquarium Substrate!
I want to try it,should I get rid of my sand?...should I just use the Eco-Complete Planted Aquarium Substrate just on the bottom,with the sand on top...?
I don't want to mess up & lose plants.
They don't seem to be rooted well in JUST the sand...so I'd consider getting rid of it if it's not going to be much use.Although I admit I love the look of sand
So if I could combine the two...that'll be awesome
[Sorry long post]