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How much aqua soil for a 20g

I'm going to setup a bog for my beta and was thinking of going Amazonia and peat for the substrate but how much do I need?
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How much aqua soil for a 20g

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Dimensions are needed. Multiple length times width times substrate depth for cubic inches. Roughly 550 cubic inches for 1 9l aqua soil bag.

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For a standard 20 gallong long (30x12ishx12ish), you'd need roughly 12 liters of Aquasoil for just over 2 inches in depth.

Length x width x depth / 231 = gallons of substrate you'll need. Just convert that to liters.
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LxWxD in inches divided by 61 gets you pretty close. For those that want it exact:
(LxWxDinches)*2.54^3/1000.

Always curious.
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2 bag
I love reading all the math above this then seeing this comment.

But yea, 2 bags should be good.
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a 9 liter and a 3 liter would work too, if you go shallower in front and deeper in back. makes a nice depth of field effect.
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P.S. My apologies for assuming everyone can convert gallons to litres like it's the back of their hand. Have been doing that a lot lately.

(For the record, one gallon is just slightly more than 3 3/4 liters)
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How much aqua soil for a 20g

20g standard not long but thanks a lot got an idea of how
Much I'll need 9l should be eh
Okay
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How much aqua soil for a 20g

Btw not growing very many
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Maybe some lower light crypts that are found near peat bogs that betas are found in, other than crypts I'll probably have leaf litter and wood
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