How many bags of ADA?

Discussion in 'Substrates' started by TDI-line, 10 Jul 2008.

  1. 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?).
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. Matt Holbrook-Bull

    Matt Holbrook-Bull Founder

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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.
     
  5. Matt Holbrook-Bull

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    never bothered with it.. totally optional IMO
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. Matt Holbrook-Bull

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    I seriously think them saying you NEED powersand is purely a sales gimic.. dont be dragged in, its not needed.

    its purely up to you.
     
  8. TDI-line

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    Thanks Matt.
     

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