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Substrate calculator (esp ADA Aqua soil)

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does anyone know of a substrate calculator to work out what I need I plan on using ADA aqua soil if no calculator a method to work out how much I need

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Here are recommendations for aquasoil - I might suggest ordering a bit extra, especially if you're planning on sloping the substrate.
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Just convert liters to cubic inches, and you're set. Measuring ADA is pretty easy stuff, since the bags are measured in volume! Always round up to the next bag

Example: For 29 gallon tank with footprint of 30" by 12", a substrate that is 2" thick will be 720 cubic inches, or 11.8 liters. So, I'd buy the 9 liter bag, and a 3 liter.


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I used 4 bags on a 75 gal tank.
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I have worked out that the average depth I want is between 6-10cm so I need about 7 9 liter bags $300AUD nearly as dear as the tank lol thanks guys

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