Approximately how much volume is in a bag of Azoo Plant Grower Bed substrate? - The Planted Tank Forum
 
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 02:39 AM Thread Starter
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Approximately how much volume is in a bag of Azoo Plant Grower Bed substrate?

Trying to plan out my tank and need to estimate how many bags I need. Based on the reported bag size (10 x 3 x 14 inches), I'm estimating about 1.5 gallons per bag. Just want to make sure this is in the right ball park.

I'm trying to cover a 20L (30 x 12 inch footprint) with about 2 inches of substrate.

Someone needs to make a sticky with the bag volumes for all these different substrates. Weight means nothing useful.
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20 lbs is about 9 liters. (That's ADA Aquasoil, I am guessing other soils have similar density and granule size)

A 9 liter bag is good for 15-20g, more bags for more depth.

Marine Depot has the bag listed at 12 lbs. so that is about 5 liters.
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With a 12 lb bag of Azoo, that comes out to 5.4 liters or 1.4 gallons per bag. I guess that's a fair assumption to make.

What about stuff like up aqua shrimp sand? I saw a retailer, I think GLA, claim that it's denser than the other products on the market.
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