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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-06-2008, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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How much substrate?


I'm about to upgrade my 10g into a 30g or a 38g (they both have the exact same footprint, the latter is just taller).

I'm planning to use Seachem's Fluorite orginal as the one and only substrate in the tank. My question is, how many bags should I buy? How many pounds of fluorite for a tank that size? (36L x 12 1/2W).
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I think I used 2 bags on that size tank.
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I used two bags in my 20L (30"x12") and it's pretty deep. 3 bags should be enough I think.
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2 bags for my 30 gal.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-06-2008, 08:39 PM
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3 bags. youll thank yourself for having extra. i have two bags of eco in my 20L and it gives great depth to plant in.
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