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How many bags of ADA Amazonia II would I need to fill up my 20gal Long? Thanks.

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can someone help please? I want to order some ADA soil but not sure how much I need.
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From ADA's site:

Standard U.S. 20 gallon (high or long) 1- 9 liter bag + 1- 3 liter bag.
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It depends on how thick you want it.

12l should be plenty as top shotta mentioned.

I don't use that much substrate (around 2") and a 9l was plenty in my 20g.
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yes i would like around 2inches - so one 9 liter bag would be plenty?
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If you can, I suggest ordering 1 9L and 1 3L. It won't hurt to have some left over.....who knows you may want a planted nano one day. Better to have too much than not enough.

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true. Thank you.
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Totally agree with getting extra. I've ordered 2 bags twice this year already.
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I filled a 37g (same footprint almost as a 29g) with 1-1/2 bag's and my substrate is pretty deep in spots.


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I was wondering if I can fill up a 20gal Long w/ a 7-8 Gal? With the 9 Liter bag and 3 Liter?
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Get 2 of the 9l and you'll have no worries!

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I was wondering if power sand is necessary? Also is it worth the swap? I currently have eco-complete and doing this swap will mean i have to grab another tank and filter to cycle that tank then add the shrimps and cycle the main tank and re add them back in. This is going to cost me some money too which I've been spending way too much lately. Help. Thanks everyone for the replies!
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I have tanks with Eco Complete and others with Aquasoil. I definitely prefer the Aquasoil. No experience with the power sand but my plants and creatures seem fine.
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