Pure ecoearth for substrate?

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Pure ecoearth for substrate?

Post by mm832 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:59 am

Okay so I know the general rule is to do 5:1 ratio of play sand to eco earth. However, I've also been reading that is is a guide, but not a hard-and-fast rule and some experienced crabbers have done mostly eco earth. I have a quarantine tank right now with alot more eco earth than playsand because I ran out of playsand.....is it harmful for crabs??

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Re: Pure ecoearth for substrate?

Post by JoeHermits » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:36 am

No, coconut fiber is not harmful. If it was we wouldn’t use it. Just keep in mind that it may dry out faster.


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Re: Pure ecoearth for substrate?

Post by craboloading » Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:09 pm

Definitely not harmful. If I was going to estimate the ratio in my current set-up, it very well could be 5:1 - but with EcoEarth being the 5 parts and sand being 1 part. My only qualms with being primarily EE is that it does seem to dry out more quickly than the sand. And seems a bit more prone to molding. But is a very viable sub choice in any ratio.
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Re: Pure ecoearth for substrate?

Post by wodesorel » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:09 pm

It's also a bit easier to flood, because everything tends to sink right to the bottom and overwet EE will rot from the bottom up. Just fussy to use, but definitely not harmful!
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Re: Pure ecoearth for substrate?

Post by mm832 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:22 pm

thanks everyone! I guess i won't stress out about not having enough playsand for now.

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