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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-27-2013, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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How many bags of Fluval Stratum for a 120gallon aquarium?

Hi everyone, just planning my next planted aquarium adventures.
I'm currently using the fluval stratum substrate in my planted aquariums and I love them.
They come in 16.7pound bags, is there a calculator or do you know how many bags I will need
for a 120 gallon 4x2x2 to have about an 3" layer of this substrate?

thank-you in advance!

Ray


according to the substrate calculator i'll need 180 lbs of the substrate, so that'll be approx. 11 bags?
does that sound about right?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-27-2013, 10:28 PM
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My rule of thumb, to make a nice slope or somewhat deep substrate, is a little more than a lb per gallon. That being said, 11 bags should be sufficient on a tank that size to give you some flexibility.
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Rumor has it , it breaks down 1-2yrs ...

I think your better off using aqua soil
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my last tanks been running with it for two years and no issues with break down


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