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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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How many bags of this would I need for a 55 gallon aquarium???
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I would use 5 or 6 bags


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I personally don't like to "waste" tank space with alot of substrate. Keep in mind that part of the weight of the eco is water, not all 'gravel'. I used 20lbs of eco mixed with 25 lbs of 'natural' gravel for my 55 gal and I thought that was plenty. I added another 25lbs of 'natural' and 40lbs more of eco when I transferred to my 125 gal. Depends on hope deep you want it, but my plants have stayed rooted just fine. At $20 / bag (at www.drsforsterssmtih.com ), it's not the cheapest.
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You will need at least 6 bags. I started out with 4 bags in my 55g, and had to add two more just to get it around 3-3.5".


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