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How much ADA for 150g? With or Without Power Sand?

I am thinking on rescaping my 150g with ADA substrate in near future. How much do I need of 9L bags? also how much the substrate additive?

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what's the dimensions of the tank? I used 3 9L bags for my 48 gal, it was 36x18x18, and gave me a pretty good layer (about 3-4 inches thick)


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Thanks for the reply. Dimension is 72"x18"x24". If you use 3 bags for 48g, then I might need around 9 of them. Did you use the substrate additive? how much?

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I put 8.5 bags in my 150.

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I put 8.5 bags in my 150.
Thanks Craig. What's your 150g dimension?

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8 9L bags for a bit more than 3" of substrate
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Dimensions are important over gallon size. a 120 is only 48" long but a 125 is 72" long and its the footprint that matters for this. I would say about 8 though too. I used 1 9L bag of Netlea for 20gals.

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72x18 foot print and 28" tall

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Thanks for the info everyone? any comments or opinions on substrate Additive (penac stuff)?

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It seems like I have to spend around $300 (substrate only) for this new scape. Hmmmmmm......

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Each 9L bag is 549 cubic inches.

Your tank's footprint is 1296 square inches, so, 2.3 9L bags for every inch of soil you want.
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Thanks for the info everyone? any comments or opinions on substrate Additive (penac stuff)?

If you want additives, go for clear super and bacter 100 if you must choose only two. Add Tourmaline if you believe in its properties and don't mind spending the extra cash for a little possible benefit, and add penac W and Penac P if you want to go all out. I use penac P and W and notice a difference...so much so that I imported penac-K and T from a Plocher distributer in Canada since it wasn't available in the US!

I suggest you go all out. On a tank this big you can use the whole bottle of clear super, bacter 100 and tourmaline BC. I am not sure how much penac W and P to use. Probably 50 grams (the penac bottles hold 250 grams)

You don't NEED any of the additives but I look at them like vitamin supplements/accelerators for your substrate system to function the best over a long period of time. You are already spending a lot of money on aquasoil alone, so you may as well spend a little bit more for the additives.

I also highly reccomend power sand if you are going to be using that much aquasoil under that much water pressure.
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Yep about $300 for substrate but well worth it in the long run.

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If you want additives, go for clear super and bacter 100 if you must choose only two. Add Tourmaline if you believe in its properties and don't mind spending the extra cash for a little possible benefit, and add penac W and Penac P if you want to go all out. I use penac P and W and notice a difference...so much so that I imported penac-K and T from a Plocher distributer in Canada since it wasn't available in the US!

I suggest you go all out. On a tank this big you can use the whole bottle of clear super, bacter 100 and tourmaline BC. I am not sure how much penac W and P to use. Probably 50 grams (the penac bottles hold 250 grams)

You don't NEED any of the additives but I look at them like vitamin supplements/accelerators for your substrate system to function the best over a long period of time. You are already spending a lot of money on aquasoil alone, so you may as well spend a little bit more for the additives.

I also highly reccomend power sand if you are going to be using that much aquasoil under that much water pressure.

Thank you so much for your suggestions. I appreciate it. On one note, I am still not 100% about Power Sand. I have been researching on PS, but I am still not convinced about this water pressure thing. PS also advertise for water movement, but there are other method to complete this issue.

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Also, I went to my LFS, he claimed that if I only need 2 inches Flat, I can get away with 5 bag 9L. Hmmmmm..........

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