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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-07-2015, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Aquasoil and gravel?

Hey I've been stalking around on the forum for a while and decided that I'd begin my first planted tank 20 gallon! Since it's my first time on here and doing a planted tank, I wanted to know if a 9lt bag of Aquasoil would be enough to cover the front and add some depth(3 inches maybe?) in the back. If not, would I be able to add some gravel in the back for extra height? Thanks!
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Welcome to the forum ShostytheSharkfish.

What is the size of your 20gallon ? In particular you need to multiply the length*width* depth of substrate (3inches).

For reference about half of bag of enough to cover a 20*20 square inches surface with 2 to 4 inches of ADA. Some people use lava rocks below the ADA AS as a filler. But keep in mind bigger rocks will rise to the surface in time.

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Buy enough to do pure ADA you will be much happier in the long run

for a 20H you need 14L
for a 20L you need 17.7

This is for 3 inches

I used this calc

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