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post #181 of 334 (permalink) Old 03-31-2014, 03:59 PM
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I'm figuring 2 1/2 bags in a 20g long - that sound right?

That should be more than enough for sure.

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I helped clear them out of black again too - I ordered on the 28th, when Lazy Gremlin noted it was in stock. Funny since I had asked for an e-mail notification when it was in stock and never got e-mailed....

I'm figuring 2 1/2 bags in a 20g long - that sound right?
I used about that in my 17g but I've got it pretty thick in there. Should be fine.
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What about floramax?
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I hope 13 bags will do for a 180.
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I hope 13 bags will do for a 180.
I could be wrong, but I think that's more than you'll need. It doesn't scale linearly because volume increases faster than the actual tank footprint, and also tanks vary in height ratios. What is the footprint size of your 180g tank?
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How much do you think I will need for my 240. It 96x24. I plan to have lots of hills

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I could be wrong, but I think that's more than you'll need. It doesn't scale linearly because volume increases faster than the actual tank footprint, and also tanks vary in height ratios. What is the footprint size of your 180g tank?
72x24
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How much do you think I will need for my 240. It 96x24. I plan to have lots of hills
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72x24
I used 2 bags in my 17 gal, approx 24x12. So expanding that to 72" instead of 12" (6x), yes, 13 bags is probably about right to cover 72x24.

So at 2 bags per 1 foot of 24" tank, going out to 96" should take 4 more bags... but if you're planning lots of hills, you'll likely need more than that, depending on how much understructure/padding you have for the "hills" (cheaper, and less weight, to build some sort of understructure than layering a bunch of bags of gravel at ~$18 each).
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I used 2 bags in my 17 gal, approx 24x12.
how deep was that?
I am shooting for 1 3/4"-2" depth in my tank (13x48) and trying to see if I can get by with 3 bags or if I need the 4th
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how deep was that?
I am shooting for 1 3/4"-2" depth in my tank (13x48) and trying to see if I can get by with 3 bags or if I need the 4th
See post 174, above, or my tank journal (link in sig below). I think I have about 3" along the back and right side, sloping to about 2" in the front right.
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k. I guess 4 bags it is for me. If I have extra, maybe use it in an extra 2.5 shrimp tank or something
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It all NanoDave fault , you would think they would give him a % of the sales. ha ha I orderd one bag of black should be here Tuesday. I hope I can get the other 19 bags I will need by the time my tank ready in July. ha
All of you need to tell them when you place your order so I can get some free bags! I'm setting up a rack system this week and can't find it out by me yet from the last time I bought all the places out! Post pics on how all your tanks are doing and your experiences with it. I like hearing how things turn out and what works/ doesn't.

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Does anyone have the Activ Flora Lake Gems? I've been considering it as an alternative to the black substrate that has been selling out so quickly, but wondered if anyone has experience with it or some possible pictures to share.
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my 13 bags came in today woohoo
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my 13 bags came in today woohoo
I got my 1 bag of it today, I really like it, looks great. I cannot wait to order more when it comes back in stock.
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