Use one to two pounds of Eco-Complete Planted Aquarium Substrate per gallon of aquarium water. Two pounds per gallon or more will deliver best performance. An ideal bed depth is at least 3 inches.
Eco-Complete Planted Aquarium Substrate is designed to be a complete substrate but may also serve as a bottom layer with your choice of non-carbonate substrate.
For new aquarium setups simply pour in the entire contents of this bag and fill aquarium with de-chlorinated tap water or, for best results, de-ionized or distilled water. Eco-Complete Planted Aquarium Substrate will automatically segregate into 2 distinct layers with the finer material on the bottom (Bi-Modal). For established systems, drain and discard most of the liquid contents of the product before placing into the system.
Placing new gravels over the top ("capping") of an established gravel bed can be damaging to aquatic life. Gently mix new material into the existing bed with fingers. For added safety this process can be done in sections, over the course of a few days. This product may contain naturally magnetic minerals. Use caution when using magnetic algae scrapers.