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How much Miracle Grow?

I am going to dirt my 26 gallon tank, miracle grow organic potting soil is listed in quarts so how many quarts would i need for a 24 by 13 inch bowfront tank?

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Well, you want 1.5" of MGOC, and 1" of cap. I'm not sure how much you would need, but I used half of a big bag of regular miracle grow for a 25g, which is 24" L as well
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I have around 1 - 2 inches of miracle grow capped by 1 - 4 inches of sand.
Depending on the slopes in my tank.

I used half a smaller bag form Homedepot for my 6.6 gallon. Which is also 24" long... But only 8" wide lol..


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Thanks guys...Im looking at a 16 quart bag on amazon... is that enough?
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Most likely. I used this one... http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...&storeId=10051
Which in the end I had enough left over to do all my other nano tanks..


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Thanks eldachleich i hope to dirt my tank ASAP!
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Thanks eldachleich i hope to dirt my tank ASAP!
lowes, home depot and even walmart all carry MGOC
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1 quart = 1/4 of a gallon.
There are 7.5 gallons in 1 cubic foot.

So...

2' x 1' (tank) x 2" deep (2" = .17')= 2 x 1 x .17=
= .34 cubic foot
= 2.5 gallons
= 10 quarts
That is the maximum. A bowfront is not quite a rectangle, so the 2' x 1' area is a bit off.
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Thanks everybody 16 quarts will easily be enough. Im probably going to home depot or somewhere this weekend
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