Does Eco-Complete or Eco-Planted break down?

If you are planning to build a planted tank, then one of the potential substrates you can use is the CaribSea Eco-Complete (which is now called the CaribSea Eco-Planted). So, will these rocks end up eventually breaking down in your fish tank? You can find out in this article at Aquarium Blueprints. What are Eco-Complete … Read more

How to fishless cycle with Eco-Complete or Eco-Planted

The CaribSea Eco-Complete Planted Aquarium Substrate, which has been rebranded to the CaribSea Eco-Planted Aquarium Substrate, contains live beneficial bacteria. To see how you can use this product when fishless cycling your fish tank, you can follow the steps laid out in this guide from Aquarium Blueprints. 1. To start off, we recommend that you … Read more

Does Eco-Complete and Eco-Planted expire?

CaribSea’s Eco-Complete Planted Aquarium Substrate, previously known as the Eco-Planted Aquarium Substrate, contains nutrients to help your plants grow as well as beneficial bacteria that will help break down wastes in your tank. So, does this product have an expiration date? You can find out in this article from Aquarium Blueprints. Is there a printed … Read more

Should you rinse Eco-Complete or Eco-Planted?

The CaribSea Eco-Complete, also known as the CaribSea Eco-Planted, comes with dust and other particles due to the way it was manufactured. So, should you rinse this substrate before adding it to your fish tank? You can find out in this article at Aquarium Blueprints. Why you should rinse The main benefit or rinsing your … Read more

What’s the difference between Eco-Complete and Eco-Planted?

When looking for a substrate for your planted tank, you may have run into the CaribSea Eco-Complete Planted Aquarium Substrate and CaribSea Eco-Planted Aquarium Substrate. So, what are the main differences between these two fish tank products? You can find out in this comparison guide at Aquarium Blueprints. Quick Summary The CaribSea Eco-Complete Planted Aquarium … Read more

Fluval FX4 and FX6 replacement parts guide

If you need to replace a part of your Fluval FX4 or FX6 canister filter, then you can take a look at this guide from Aquarium Blueprints to help you identify which specific part or parts you need to order. What FX4 and FX6 parts can be replaced? The following parts of the FX4 and … Read more

Does Bacter AE raise nitrates?

GlasGarten’s Bacter AE is one of the most useful products that you can add to your shrimp tank. So, does using this white powder mix lead to a rise in nitrates? You can find out in this article from Aquarium Blueprints. What does Bacter AE include? Bacter AE is a mixture of amino acids, enzymes … Read more

How to prevent your Baby Cherry Shrimps from dying

Your Cherry Shrimps (which is also known as the Neocaridina Shrimps) may end up breeding in your tank, causing babies to appear. To see how you can prevent these infants from passing away, you can take a look at this article from Aquarium Blueprints. Feeding your Baby Cherry Shrimps Newly born Cherry Shrimps will eat … Read more