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I bought a 46 gallon bow front aquarium . I bought five 20# bags of eco-complete. will hat be enough or do you think I will need more. I bought it on sale at pet smart for $16.99 a bag. everywhere else was $ 19.99 and up.. so if I need more I want to get some more while its on sale..
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 01:46 AM
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I have a 46G with Eco in it. Just depends on how large of a slope you are looking for. I ordered five bags and only needed four to get about a 2.5" in front sloped to 3.5-4" in the back.
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5 sounds like more than enough, but it won't hurt to stock up for your next tank... and you know there will be a next...





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https://www.plantedtank.net/substratecalculator.html

Although, for the life of me, I can't figure out where a link to it is other than searching through google.

According to it, a 46 gallon bowfront needs 75lbs of Eco Complete to get a 3" layer. So 4 bags would do it.
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Thank all of you for your reply. I have to change out the lighting yet, which seems to be pricy! I can't wait to get it all set up! excited!!!!!
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So what happened with the tank? Pics?
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