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Re: [APD] ADA Aqua Soil

Sure -- Eco is difficult to plant in.  I suspect its density is a good bit
lower than that of ordinary sand or gravel.  I've had Vals, blyxa and
numerous other stem plants float up until they have developed substantial
root systems.  While this ocasionally happens with coarse sand/fine gravel
substrates in my tanks, it doesn't happen with the frequency that it does
with Eco Complete.

More importantly, I see no growth benefits when Eco is used in conjunction
with water column dosing.  My fine and coarse sand tanks have plants that
grow just as fast and lushly as those grown in Eco.  Eco is far more
expensive -- particularly since its shipped wet -- and I just don't see what
the benefits are.

I like how it looks but I can buy the same look at a reduced price by
purchasing other materials that are less expensive, easier to plant in and
grows plants just as well. So, what's the point?


On 1/14/07, S. Hieber <shieber at yahoo_com> wrote:
> Care to say why?
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Liz Wilhite <satirica at gmail_com>
> . . . These plants were growing in a tank with Eco-complete (something I
> wouldn't spend money on again) . . .
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