View Full Version : swapping substrate

10-26-2010, 08:37 PM
well i was moseying around petco the other day after getting crickets, and i stumbled upon clearance items! picked myself up a 12 pound bag of eco complete and two 20 pound bags of flourite for 10 bucks!

means tonight or tomorrow im swapping my substrate over in my planted tank and my question is how big of a difference does it make? my hygrophillia grows roughly 3-5 inches a week and my anubias sprout a new leaf every week and a half to two weeks (the ones tied to rocks sitting on the substrate).

also will the trace elements leach into the water and help with plants not planted directly into the substrate?

11-02-2010, 03:18 AM
update on tank the new plant substrate has been in for two days and i have already noticed that plant growth has sped up significantly. every plant has sprouted a set of new leaves, some plants two. all my anubias has put out a new leaf and the one is shooting up another flower stalk. my java ferns havent really changed in growth yet but time shall tell.