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Old 09-05-2008, 12:16 AM   #1
 
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Sand coverage

I'm ordering Tahitian Moon Sand for my 30g, and just want to know if a 20lb bag would give adequate coverage. I just don't want to spend money on a whole other bag and end up with a ton of extra. The tank won't be planted, if that helps. Any advice is appreciated!
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:24 AM   #2
 
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What are the dimensions of the tank?
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:31 AM   #3
 
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12.5" deep, 30" long, 18.5" tall
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:46 AM   #4
 
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Ah ok, that's a 29g. A regular 30 gallon is six inches longer but isn't as tall. I think a 20 lb bag should provide enough to adequately cover the bottom.
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:49 AM   #5
 
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Oohh, okay. I was curious about that, because I thought it was a 29 but then one day I typed in the dimensions and got 30. Thanks a lot for the help!!
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:57 AM   #6
 
a 20lb should be perfect. it might be a bit more depends on how high you want it to be. i have a 25gal tank my sand level is 1 inch off the glass. so a 20lb should satisfy you. hope that helps.
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Old 09-05-2008, 05:53 PM   #7
 
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Yeah that helps a lot, I was hoping someone with a tank size close to mine would say something. Thanks! I ordered a bag last night.
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