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How much substrate for my 29gallon

I just bought an Aqueon 29gallon during Petco's $/gallon sale and I'm wondering how much substrate I need. I want to use ADA Aquasoil. I understand they're sold in 3 and 9 liter bags. I'm thinking two 9 liter bags would be enough but I want to make sure. Also, where's the best place online to get Aquasoil? Thanks in advance!
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Is your tank 30" x 12"?

30" x 12" x 2" depth / 231 = 3.11 gallons. Or 11.8ish litres of Aquasoil.

I use roughly a single bag in my 30x12 tanks and think it's perfect. But getting two bags would allow you to have some left over for other projects.

You have two options. ADG in Texas or AFA in California.


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Thanks!! I was calculating for 3" of substrate, is 2" enough?
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One of the sponsors on this forum sells it. Aqua design innovations 47.99 for a 9 liter bag with free shipping.
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Since the OP is in Texas, ADG is the best bet and likely much cheaper shipping.


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If it were me? I'd just go ahead and buy a box - which is three 9L bags. That way you have enough to reach the depth you desire, enough to create any hills/slopes and plenty for another project.

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Thanks!! I was calculating for 3" of substrate, is 2" enough?


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I'm actually in Auburn right now so neither is particularly close haha. The box sounds like a good idea and I definitely have MTS but living in a college apartment also means I dont have much room to store leftovers/have anymore tanks the the three I already have haha. Thanks for the help guys. Really appreciate it.
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I think City Pets sells them too in Houston. If you are home sometime JJ.


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Not enough room??? Pbbbbbbt! Be like the rest of us and let tanks take over your entire living space.


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