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travcoe 09-05-2008 12:16 AM

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!

iamntbatman 09-05-2008 12:24 AM

What are the dimensions of the tank?

travcoe 09-05-2008 12:31 AM

12.5" deep, 30" long, 18.5" tall

iamntbatman 09-05-2008 12:46 AM

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.

travcoe 09-05-2008 12:49 AM

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!!

Jay Ack 09-05-2008 02:57 AM

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.

travcoe 09-05-2008 05:53 PM

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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