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ADA Aquasoil Amounts

I'm looking at using ADA Aquasoil for my 46 Gallon. I'm wondering how to figure out the amounts to use.

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ADA suggests 9L will fill a 15gal tank. But that's not a super deep substrate. I would add 50% to whatever you think you need. But that's just based on my usage. At least, I was using Amazonia II powder.

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What are the dimensions? You can find the volume that you need to fill by using the dimensions and converting to Liters, as ADA AS is sold by the Liter

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Exactly, AS is already sold in volume, which is what your filling. Tank L X W X how many inches deep you want, convert to liters.

And you can do that all fast on google. Like if your tank was 48" X 18" and you wanted 3" deep then type on google search this:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&s...rs&btnG=Search

That will tell you how many liters you need, if your getting 9L bags then just divide that by 9.
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Hi enchanted

Is your aquarium a 46g bow? It is listed as 36" long x 16" wide x 21"" tall. I came up with 27 liters or 3 - 9 liter bags.

Let's say that it's foot print is a 36" long by 16" wide rectangle instead of a bow front and you want 3" of substrate depth. Let's calculate how many cubic inches that this is:

36" x 16" x 3" = 1728 cubic inches.

Aquasoil comes in 9 liter bags and 3 liter bags.
9 liters is 549.2 cubic inches http://www.google.com/search?q=how+m...=1&startPage=1
3 liters is 183.1 cubic inches http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&r...rs&btnG=Search

1728 cubic inches ų 549.2 cubic inches per 9 liter bag = 3.1 bags.

Assuming that your tank is a 46g bow front and I calculated the volume by using the dimensions using a rectangle, you don't need 3.1 bags. You need a little less.

Three 9 liters bags should be all that you need for a depth of 3" with maybe a little left over, but not much. You can use the extra by sloping it a little higher in the back or even make a hill, etc.

I hope this helps you.

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Oh yeah the bow makes it a little less straight forward. I'd just cut the bowing dimension in half and go with that (meaning if your sides are 12" and the center is 16" then use like 14"). But I suppose always good to round up and have a little extra just in case.
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I actually posted a thread a little while back with an equation I used based on ADA's recommended amounts. Just plug in X and you have your amount in liters.

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ge...soil-your.html
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