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How many 9l bags of aquasoil for my 38g?

Im thinking about getting rid of my flourite and buying aquasoil. How many 9L bags for a 38g to get a 2" deapth in the front and 4" in the back? Or should I just say 3". Same thing I guess.

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I'm assuming the footprint in your tank is 36" x 12". I figured out a neat little calculation a while back, I'll try to find it. It should be around 3 bags though.

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I did a little calculation, based on this that says you need approx. one 9L bag of Aquasoil for every ~175 in2 of your tank's footprint.
48x13 = 624 in2 / 3.5 bags (recommended # on AF's website) ~ 173 in2 / bag
48x18 = 864 in2 / 5 bags ~ 178 in2 / bag


# bags = footprint (in2) / 175

This is for a 3" depth all around. Folks might try this easy calculation in the future if they want a more exact figure. Better to have a little extra though, in case you need it later
Assuming the footprint I mentioned above, you would need about:
36" x 12" = 432 in2
432 in2 / 175 = 2.46 bags
This is for a 3" depth all around, so getting three 9L bags should cover you. Or, you could get two 9L bags and the smaller bag (2L?) and you may be ok.

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The small bag is 3L.
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I'm assuming the footprint in your tank is 36" x 12". I figured out a neat little calculation a while back, I'll try to find it. It should be around 3 bags though.

-Ryan

Edit: Here it is....



Assuming the footprint I mentioned above, you would need about:
36" x 12" = 432 in2
432 in2 / 175 = 2.46 bags
This is for a 3" depth all around, so getting three 9L bags should cover you. Or, you could get two 9L bags and the smaller bag (2L?) and you may be ok.

thanx. now all I have to do is get rid of the 60# of flourite I have in the near future.

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Offer it up on the free classifieds in your local online newspapper.
we have KSL.com here in Utah, great place to find all sorts of stuff.
Especially with free advertising and listings.

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thanx. now all I have to do is get rid of the 60# of flourite I have in the near future.
Pm sent about the flourite.


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Not be concidered a smart anul type, but the general laws of qubic area fill works on any space. "A x B x C" (LWD) everything will be in inches. Your bags are marked with the qubic fill and with the actual wieght of the media.
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Actually aquasoil is easy to calculate because its already labeled in volume.

just type into google: 36 * 12 * 3 cubic inches in liters

Assuming your tank is 36" x 12", and you want it 3" deep. It will tell you 21.2 liters.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...ches+in+liters
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Actually aquasoil is easy to calculate because its already labeled in volume.

just type into google: 36 * 12 * 3 cubic inches in liters

Assuming your tank is 36" x 12", and you want it 3" deep. It will tell you 21.2 liters.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...ches+in+liters
thats awsome...

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Yeah google will do math and conversion right on the search bar. 'in' is the operator that tells google you want an answer in a different unit, which you specifiy, like in liters.

You could use this to figure out tank sizes easy, like
48 * 13 * 20 cubic inches in gallons = 54g (for a 55g tank)
You can abbreviat some things to like
48 * 13 * 20 cu in in gal but I right it out when I give examples as to not confuse.
You can say liters instead, or imperial gallons, or cc instead of cu in, etc etc.
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thats awsome...
Agreed. I'm using right now and its easy and fast...wow...who knew and all this time I'm using Mozilla and never thought to use that thing up there...ha ha ha ha!!!


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There are all sorts of conversions available for quick references.
Its amazing what one can do with a fancy calculater.......lol.......
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There are all sorts of conversions available for quick references.
Its amazing what one can do with a fancy calculater.......lol.......
Yes, I'm starting to see that now! grin.


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My point was that you dont need any fancy calculators, you can just use google. The only thing you need to remember is how to format it so gogle can figure out your wanting to do a conversion or math, or both, and not perform a 'search'.

For some info on how to use googles calculator see http://www.google.com/help/calculator.html conversion is mentioned near the bottom.
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