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how many eco complete bags for 180gal tank?

Hi i was out of hobby for 5 yrs but now i have lots of time at home and i am setting up all my tanks
i wanna set up a 180 gal high tech planted tanks with easy plants
how many eco complete bags should i buy for 180gal tank?
or is there a better option for substrate?

also i am thinking about getting 3 or 4 6ft cheap led light from [Ebay Link Removed] is it enough to grow rotala and easy plants?
yrs ago, i had success with 40 and 75gal planted tank but i am not sure with 180gallon

i will appeciate any advice!





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Looks like 10x20lb bags. 10x$24=$240.

I myself wouldn’t bother with eco complete, it’s just a inert substrate with very low CEC value. Pretty expensive for what it is and it’s also hard to keep clean because of big grain/pore size where detritus will easily get trapped.

You could get 4 50LB bags of HTH pool sand (great 1-3mm size) for around $12 bag. Black Diamond medium grain size blast sand will only set you back around $8 a bag.
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i didnt know pool sand and black diamond
i searched about them and had enough information
thank you so much i will go buy pool sand!
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