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Old 08-04-2009, 06:30 PM   #1
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is this enough substrate? 75 gallon...


I have a 75 gallon tank (4ft by 18in)...

I have the following substrate:

A full 5 gallon bucket filled with 2mm of plain uncoated gravel 40 to 50lbs

3 bags of eco complete

3 bags of flourite

**will this be enough to fill the tank? what order to I place the substrate in? do I mix the gravel and flourite together then put the eco complete on top?

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The six bags of Eco and Flourite should be all you need for a 3" covering.

You can mix it if you want (depending on the look you want) but that's completely a eye-of-the-beholder thing.

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so it would be ok to mix the eco and flourite together? will the eco eventually settle to the bottom?
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Yup there both inert except for trace iron so they mix fine if you like that look. The time I did it the eco didn't completely settle to the bottom so it was a bit muddy (as in mixed together).

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