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How much flourite do i need for my 55 gallon?

So i am wondering how much flourite do i need for my 55 gallon tank? I am putting it under my current gravel, so i was thinking maybe an inch of the flourite and some gravel on top. I read the bag (15 pounds) and it said it was good for 2 inches but im putting gravel on top so i figured its different. Plus i figured i would come across the problem of my flourite being a different color than my gravel and thought what happens when i vacuum my gravel with my gravel vac wont the two mix together to make a weird color since the gravel is on top of the flourite, how can i avoid that?
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Isn't there a calculator on here for that?
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If you only want 1 inch, I'll say 2 bags will give u 1in for your 55 gallon
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I used 3 bags for my 50

Hardware: 50 Gallon SeaClear, Eheim 2213 canister, 5lb auto CO2, Seachem Flourite, Eco Complete, 100 watts of T5HO.
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I use it quite often, several options as well.

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http://www.plantedtank.net/substratecalculator.html

According to this, a 48X12.5X3" volume is 62 pounds, or about 4 bags.

Here's the other calc I regularly use, which doesn't have Flourite but *does* have AquaSoil:
http://mizuworld.com/index.php/pages/calculator

They more or less agree on the substrates they have in common.
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