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12-G Long Mr. Aqua Substrate Question

Hey Guys!

I am setting up my Rocky Mountain tank this weekend (!) and I wanted to ask about how much substrate I need.

First off, the tank has funky dimensions... 35.4" long, 8.4" wide and 9.4" high.

Secondly, I am making "trees" with 1/2" trunks that need to be buried in the substrate so they stand upright.

I am planning on putting 1" of black sand in the front half of the tank, and 1.5-2" of ADA Aquasoil in the back half of the tank for the plants and "trees".

Do you think this is a good plan?

Also, how many pounds of sand would I need for this setup? Will a 3-pound bag suffice or should I get 2 bags just in case?

And how will I keep the Aquasoil from running down the slope and covering up the sand?

I've never done two types of substrate before and I'm worried that it's going to turn into a mess!!! I attached a pic of the floorplan of the tank so you can see what I mean - the chopsticks are "trees" in progress :-p

Thanks for your help!

Breeding guppies in the Rockies... From my studio apartment in NYC ;-)

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