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Old 09-24-2011, 12:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How many bags of Amazonia for a 60-P tank?

Hey guys, I am trying to put in my order for Amazonia and Amazonia powder top layer...

But I cant figure out how many bags I need for a 60-P (roughly 17 gallon tank).

Any suggestions?
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Default Re: How many bags of Amazonia for a 60-P tank?

Assuming your ADA 60-P (17.4g) has these dimensions of 24'' long, 12'' long, and 14'' tall, and you want a minimum of 2 inches deep here is the maths:

Volume of space substrate will take up:
24" long x 12" wide x 2 inches deep = 576 cubic inches

Cubic inches to metric:
576 cubic inches = 9438.9 cubic cm

Volume in cm to liters of liquid water:

1 cubic cm = 1 mL and there are 1000 mL in 1 liter, so

9.4389 Liters of substrate needed for 2 inches, or if you round, 9.4 liters.

If you want 2.5 inches you need 11.8 liters, round up to 12 liters.

So either a 9 L bag of substrate or a 9L and a 3 L will get you all set.

Hope this helps.
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Default Re: How many bags of Amazonia for a 60-P tank?

Love the math here! Thanks for sharing.
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You sat there and thought up and typed all that crap for what?? How about, get a bag or two and one bag powder and pour how much you need!! Lol

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