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joon 12-23-2012 12:30 PM

how many eco-comple. bags for 55gal?
how many bags should i buy for setting up a new 55gal planted tank?

CAM6467 12-23-2012 01:03 PM

I used two in my 29 to get a nice slope with 3-4" in the back and 1-2" in the front. For a 55, you're probably fine using four bags.

JoeGREEEN 12-23-2012 01:19 PM

TPT substrate calculator
This forum site has a great calculator & you can choose ecocomplete & other substrate types for the depth and surface area you need.


Zefrik 12-23-2012 03:20 PM

I used 4 bags in my 40 breeder and it was enough. Since a 55 gallon tank has a smaller area I would guess 4 would be perfect.

Andrew H 12-27-2012 05:44 AM

I'm using four in stations 55 gal tank

HybridHerp 12-27-2012 11:58 AM

My 75, I used 6.
I had originally had like, 5, but my problem was that the substrate got thinner in spots that were always being messed with, and plants were coming up to easily. I found it much easier when I added more substrate to the tank, and my plants now more or less stay in a singular place.

karce87 12-27-2012 01:46 PM

4 bags is enough ( I have 2 55s)

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