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Old 10-10-2012, 02:58 AM   #1
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Can't remember how many bags of aqua soil I need


Been away from the fish keeping scene because Uncle Sam wanted me in Korea.

Trying to setup a new tank now that I'm back.
I think I remember buying 4 bags of aqua soil and some powersand for a 75 gallon tank. Is that right?
I'm planning on a doing a 40 gallon breeder tank so I should get (3) 9 liter bags right?

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Old 10-10-2012, 03:13 AM   #2
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Nvm. Found the answer.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:51 AM   #3
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How many bags are you using? I myself am in the process of setting up a 40B.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:00 AM   #4
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I think 1 bag will do a 15 or 20 gallon tank, depending on how thick you want the substrate to be. I did a 10 gallon that goes from 1 inch to 3 inches deep and a 2.5 gallon with 2 inches and I still have a quarter of a bag left over.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:02 PM   #5
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Found an old thread of mine putting my 75 gallon for sale. I said I had 4 bags worth of aqua soil. A 40 is the same footprint as a 75 minus an extra foot lengthwise.
When I did my 75, I used about 1 liter of powersand m and (3.5) 9 liter bags of aqua soil.

I figure its gonna take 1 liter if powersand and maybe about 2.5 bags of aqua soil to get the depth that I want.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:08 PM   #6
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You definately want enough substrate. It makes planting so much easier when I can push the roots deep enough to not let the plants float away.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:05 PM   #7
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The nice thing about the Aquasoil bag meqasurements is that they already give you volume. LXWXD. Plenty of charts and calculators online, but the gist is that a liter is about 550 cu inches.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:55 PM   #8
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3 x 9l bags for 40B
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:07 PM   #9
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Guess it does depends how deep you want the substrate to be. Might start with three myself and add from there.
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