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Old 01-31-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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Soil for MTS?


How much soil do you suggest I buy for making MTS? This would be for 150 gallon tank 72x18

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Old 01-31-2013, 07:33 PM   #2
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Are you going to be using ONLY MTS? Or are you capping it with something?

I would find the square footage you need to cover and look at the coverage area of the bag of soil you're planning on getting. Being a planted tank, I'd use about a three inch bed for healthy root growth.

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Old 01-31-2013, 08:38 PM   #3
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Here's a batch I made last year

I used $1.17 40# bags from Home Depot. I believe You might have 10-20% loss during the MTS process. Your math is LxDX2" for volume. I use a 1 to 1.5" sand cap.
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