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3 liters of Amazonia for 5.5 gallon enough?

Just bought a 5.5 gallon tank and was wondering if 1 bag of 3 liter Amazonia is enough of a substrate bed?
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Yes it should be enough.
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Yes it should be enough.
Agreed. If you plan on having a lot of hardscape elements then it will definitely be plenty as well. Soil doesn't need to be really deep to create a dramatic slope impression...even subtle sloping looks very nice. Clean substrate lines, healthy plants and good execution are what makes all the difference.


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I should have asked if it will leave me at least 3" of substrate in the tank. I found this formula to use. L x W x 3 / 61.

For a 5.5 gallon tank it would come out to 16 x 8 x 3 = 384/61 = 6.29 liters of gravel. So I would essentially need 2 bags. I'd be better off buying a 9 liter bag for $30 versus buying two 3 liter bags at $14 a piece.

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I should have asked if it will leave me at least 3" of substrate in the tank. I found this formula to use. L x W x 3 / 61.

For a 5.5 gallon tank it would come out to 16 x 8 x 3 = 384/61 = 6.29 liters of gravel. So I would essentially need 2 bags. I'd be better off buying a 9 liter bag for $30 versus buying two 3 liter bags at $14 a piece.

Takashi needs to ditch that metric system.
Or we need to ditch our customary system so we can correspond with the rest of the world!
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