While Eco-Complete Planted does not affect pH and KH long term, you will find that it will give a small bump to both of these parameters initially, and this is especially noticeable with the use of RO /DI water. Fortunately this is just a small amount of Calcium Carbonate that is on, not in the substrate and it will dissipate with the first couple of water changes, usually in the first couple weeks. Planting the tank will also help. Keep in mind that one should never add particularly sensitive animals to a tank in the first few weeks anyway but that this is especially important with this situation if the animals are pH sensitive- requiring a low pH.
Direction of Use Use two pounds per gallon, or more, of Eco-Complete™ Planted Aquarium Gravel. The ideal bed depth is at least three inches. Do not rinse and include water in bag as it contains a water conditioning solution.
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