How many bags of ADA?

TDI-line

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Ok, i'm presently thinking about changing my stinky substrat to ADA amazonia 2.

My tank is 720 litres, and is 2000 x 600 x 600 mm. How many bags 9L bags would i need, and would it be advisable to get ADA powersand (is that the one?).
 

aaronnorth

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according to the guidelines it is 12 bags :wideyed:

the formula:

length x width x depth (of substrate) = cm2 / 1000 = litres

200 x 60 x 5cm (average?) = 60 000/ 1000 = 60 litres (6 bags)

but if you want it sloping then you need more.
 

Mark Evans

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and dont forget your powersand. you'll need 18L of that give or take :D maybe a bit less but not much.allways comes in handy anyway.
 

sanj

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Helloooooo,

The ADA catalogue recommends for a 150x60x60:

9x9l Aquasoil
1x18l Powersand

However i am in the process of setting up a 240x60x60 and have used 10x 9l Aquasoil, 1x18l powersand that is placed over 50kg of unipac silica sand.

I wanted some height for scaping, however this is plenty with the sand. i have 2" in the front rising to 8" in places in the back, bearing in mind i have used root and stone aswell for decor.

Depends on your planned scape, if its pretty flat then maybe 8 bags.
 
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