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what is the ideal substrate depth for planted tanks?! (Safe-T-Sorb)

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I am going to be starting to plant very shortly and I wanted to know what is the best depth I am should for with my substrate?

Also is there such a thing as too much?

I decided i am going to use just Safe-T-Sorb for substrate, this should be fine correct?!

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Hi philipraposo1982,

I find about 40 pounds of Safe-T-Sorb #7941 will cover six square feet of aquarium bottom to a depth of about 1-1/2 inches. I like to put a slope in my substrates in my tanks with the back deeper than the front (it does tend level off over time). Typically I have about 4" depth in the back and 2" depth in the front when I first set up my tank.

75 gallon just set up with Safe-T-Sorb #7941
 

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Where'd you find that black safe-t-sorb?

Hi philipraposo1982,

I find about 40 pounds of Safe-T-Sorb #7941 will cover six square feet of aquarium bottom to a depth of about 1-1/2 inches. I like to put a slope in my substrates in my tanks with the back deeper than the front (it does tend level off over time). Typically I have about 4" depth in the back and 2" depth in the front when I first set up my tank.

75 gallon just set up with Safe-T-Sorb #7941
 
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