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Old 12-23-2012, 12:30 PM   #1
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how many eco-comple. bags for 55gal?


how many bags should i buy for setting up a new 55gal planted tank?
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:03 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:19 PM   #3
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This forum site has a great calculator & you can choose ecocomplete & other substrate types for the depth and surface area you need.

http://www.plantedtank.net/substratecalculator.html

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Old 12-23-2012, 03:20 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:44 AM   #5
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I'm using four in stations 55 gal tank
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:58 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:46 PM   #7
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4 bags is enough ( I have 2 55s)
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