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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-05-2012, 05:08 AM Thread Starter
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How Much Sand?

Calculator shows I need 225 lbs for 3 inches, I will be using PFS. Tank is 72x18, will not be using any MTS or soil under the PFS. Does 3 inches sound about right along with the amount?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-05-2012, 03:05 PM
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my calculation is that you need about 130 for two inches. So multiply that by 1.5 for 3 inches (double it for 4 inches), and you get 130x1.5 = 194.4. so I'd think 225 would be plenty.
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