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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-11-2016, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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How much substrate for Spec V?

Hi,

I'm about to set up my first tank ever.
I have the Fluval Spec V sitting empty on my desk.
I think that I am going to buy ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia for it. Will 3 litres of Amazonia be enough or do I need to buy two bags?

There is a calculator on this page:
ADA Aqua Soil - Amazonia, 3 l buy online
According to the calculator i need 3 litres if I have a depth of 3 cm. 4 litres with a depth of 4 cm.
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Honestly you really will probably want 2 pounds per gallon to get a nice thick bottom. If you are going for ADA I'm guessing you will be growing more than basic plants, and you will want lots of grown in room. I used just under half a bag of eco-complete, which comes in 20 pound bags.
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