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Hey guys,Just wondering how numerous pounds of sand i would require for a 55 gallon tank. I have actually 40 pounds now would the be enough?????thanks,Bam204
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There is a sand calculator in ~ the bottom the this link...http://www.gimpppa.org/articles/calculator.php:fish:
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40lb need to be fine,I supplied 88lb in mine 180, ns have around 1" across the base, though ns do have some big rock piles occupying floorspace
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Sounds fine because that the many part! but you may have actually some concerns with the diggers if you have any?I"ve awlays make the efforts to store somewhere in between 1-2lbs of sand every gallon!
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I think the 1lb every gallon rule is good for most tank designs. The concern is really among footprint.For example, a 55G has actually 73% of the volume that a 75G tank, but only 54% the the footprint.So girlfriend need virtually twice as lot sand for a 75G 보다 you would certainly a 55G. However if you had actually a 90G, since the footprint is similar to a 75G, 보다 you"d it is in fine with the exact same quantity of substrate.I have 80lbs the sand in mine 75G, i wanted a relatively thick area therefore it could cover mine egg crate the I put in to better distribute the load of mine rocks. Also, my Acei really choose digging and I figured that offering them something to play with doesn"t hurt.
just purchase 3-4 bags the sand and have a couple of spares ~ above hand... They"re favor $3/each....I cleaned 3 bags worth and used maybe fifty percent of that in mine 55. The remainder I kept in a rubbermaid tote for future needs. The really sucks to clean play sand.... I"m glad ns did some extra. :thumb:
i carry out it in the bath bath tub in buckets of course the water plowing the end of the madness is much faster and also can clean a 1/4 bucket reasonably quickly and also thats a 15 litre bucket!i additionally use warmth water its lot better, i really turn the sand over v my hands though which help iin the cleaning process also :thumb:
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