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Old 02-14-2013, 04:07 PM   #61
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:37 PM   #62
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Amazon sells this product in a 2kg bag. Does anyone know what volume that equates to? And is there a consensus on what this substrate buffers to on its own?
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:21 PM   #63
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2 kg is not a lot, small bag, I used 4 kg in a 30c
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:50 PM   #64
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I'm getting a new substrate for a CRS tank and I'm wondering... this or ADA? I'm going to put it in a 12G, how many bags would I need if I got UP?
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:57 PM   #65
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1 bag of UP is in my 2.3 with a footprint of 18" long x 6" wide...
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:19 AM   #66
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I'm getting a new substrate for a CRS tank and I'm wondering... this or ADA? I'm going to put it in a 12G, how many bags would I need if I got UP?
12g Mr Aqua Long will take 5 bags. ADA is going to be WAY cheaper.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:23 AM   #67
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It's not a Mr Aqua long though, it's one of those nice looking rimless china rectangle tanks. Looks sick for only 35$.
The tank is about 17-20 inches by 10-14.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:25 AM   #68
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It's not a Mr Aqua long though, it's one of those nice looking rimless china rectangle tanks. Looks sick for only 35$.
The tank is about 17-20 inches by 10-14.

Need exact footprint measurements for a better estimate. Up Aqua does not go very far at all though...took a whole bag for my 3 gallon. So figure at least 3-4 bags on your tank at $20 a bag. Would also love to know where you got your tank
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:31 AM   #69
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Recent trip to China I think you were talking about in another thread?
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:48 AM   #70
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I used 3x1L bags in regular 10gal tank/10"x20".Thikness is less than 1".
It is buffer from PH8 to PH6.6 for 6 months with biweekly 15% WC. Now after 9 months I have PH7.5.
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Recent trip to China I think you were talking about in another thread?
LOLs. I never went to China before LOLOLOL. I meant those made in china rimless tanks. They looked like mr.aqua, but don't have a brand. They have those tanks at this LFS near my house. They also have a 12g long that looks like
a rip off of Mr.aqua. I decided on the rectangle one. I was going to do the 12G L, but it was 75$. My budget is tank + soil= under 100$. That's really expensive for the UP sand though. I'm going to go with ADA then. :P
If only I was rich.... *sigh*
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:46 AM   #72
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Do you have a pic of your square tank?
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:37 PM   #73
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For those who use it, are you buying the small bags from Amazon or is there another supplier?
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:14 PM   #74
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Puddles, they usually have them in LFSes, mines has 3 bags in stock.
And soothing, I didn't get the tank yet. Decided on it though. xD
Will do when I get it.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:25 PM   #75
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I'd love to see it.
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