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12" by 36" how many liters of amazonia do i need?

I was thinking around 2 bags of amazonia...18 liters for my 45 tall..

its 12" width and 36" length..
does this sound right?
i was also thinking of 4 liters of the power-s sand...

this right?
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that should be good enough, but just incase you should get another bag its always better to have a lil more than less.
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You'll have to play around with the numbers a bit to determine what you want your aquarium to look like, but 9 liters is 549.2 cubic inches.

I've read that Power Sand really isn't required.

For 3" of substrate depth in an aquarium with a 12" x 36" footprint requires 20.7 liters. Two 9 liter bags equals 2.6" of substrate depth.

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18l of amazonia is enough to form a decent layer of substrate, although if you intend to grow bigger plants you might want to put in a third bag (AS tends to compact overtime, bout a cm IME).

Powersand is not a must. and i wouldn't recommend it if this is your first tank or if you will be changing landscapes often. Other sand-type nutrient base such as those form JBL or Dennerle etc. will work well too.
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