How much substrate ? Real life answers ...

Tony Swinney

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Hi

I thought it might be of use to show how much substrate it actually takes to cover a tank in real life, so :

100 x 45 cm tank - 2 x 9l Aquasoil Malaya = 4cm deep front to back (Tonser)

120 x 45 cm - 3 x 10L Oliver Knot Nature Soil = 6 - 8" at back, sloped top front (Saintly)

60 x 30 cm - 2 x 9L Aquasoil = 6" at back, sloped to 1.5" at front (Garuf)


Feel free to add to this list when you start a new tank, and I'll edit it into this list :D

Cheers

Tony
 

Mark Evans

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Re: 100 x 45 - how much substrate ? Answer here...

good idea tonser, this could be for other substrates too such as oli knott nature soil :D
 

Mark Evans

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Re: 100 x 45 - how much substrate ? Answer here...

in a 120 x 45 x 45 with good depth at the back (slope front to back)

3 x 10L bags of Oliver knot Nature Soil. i'll confirm later 8)
 

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well someone could cut out the chatty bits at the end and then just have the info that people need and turn it iinto a sticky. would be a good idea.
 

Mark Evans

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to clarify, 2 and a half bags is good for a 120 x 4 5 x45. but remember it's scapers prerogative as to how deep you'd want it at the back....i like 6- 8 inches, so i'd use 3 bags.

good god, i cant believe i'm using my spare substrate as a gauging tool.... :lol: i best put it in a scape eh?
 

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sorry that wasnt mean to be a 'sniudy' comment i was just saying that the finished product wilkl just contain the 'info' and not me crappy chat!

sorry, i cant remember how much substrate i used.
 

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I used nearly 2 whole 9l bags of aquasoil in my 60x30x30, inch and a half deep at the front, about 6 inches deep at the back.
 
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