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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-10-2014, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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180 gallon build

Hey guys I am working on setting up a 180 planted tank looking at the ada aqua soil but can't seem to find how much I need for it any ideas? Also should I cap it off with sand or just let it go plain?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-11-2014, 01:45 AM
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You don't need to cap it unless you like the look of sand. The amount of bags you need probably depend on your dimensions but I would probably say 7-8 bags..
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I was looking for the same the other day. As the ADA Aquasoil is in bags marked in liters. Take the dimensions of the tank by the thickness you want.

Take that dimension and multiply is by the number below and that is what you need in liters. Then take that number and divide it by say 9, for the 9 liter bag and that's how much you need.

(for my 125g tank) 72"x18"x3" = 3888 cubic inches

1 cubic inch = 0.01638 Liters

3888 x 0.1638 = 63.685 liters

63.685/9 = 7.07 bags of 9L Aquasoil

FYI I'd be looking at over $200 for this. Then if you get power sand too, that's even more $$$$!!

I wanted aquasoil, but not sure what I am going to do now...
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-14-2014, 02:40 AM
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Is this going to be high tech.

You could put turface in that 180 for about 30 bucks max.

Use root tabs and you can grow anything with good light.
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