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How much substrate will I need?

Hi all,
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I have 3 questions.

1. How do i become a donating member? As I cannot find a way on my mobile device.

2. My tank is delayed till the 29th Nov now which sucks, but will give me more time to organize. How much Ada aquasoil will I need to fill a 4x2ft base? I plan on having about 1"(2.5cm) at the front and hopefully raise to about 4"(10cm) at the rear of the tank. Also what could I use to raise the level before I put down the aquasoil? As Im not sure if I can get powersand, and I am already spending alot on aquasoil.

3. As I am planning on housing 6 angels, would you guys and gals reccomend only 6 of the same type e.g. 6 zebras? Or would 3 zebras and 3 platniums be ok?

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This should help you.

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Thanks... 4 9L bags to kind of get the average of 4cm depth which will help me lower the front and raise the back.
Is there any substrate i can safely use under neath the ada aquasoil to help make the hill e.g gravel etc?
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Thanks... 4 9L bags to kind of get the average of 4cm depth which will help me lower the front and raise the back.
Is there any substrate i can safely use under neath the ada aquasoil to help make the hill e.g gravel etc?
Cheap options would be pool filter sand, blasting abrasive and lava rock. Lava rock is probably your best bet because it should hold its form better.

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