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statenfish 09-12-2009 01:48 PM

how much substrate do i need?
 
i have a 180 gallon tank and im going to make it a freshwater setup... how much gravel do i need for a tank this size?

Twistersmom 09-12-2009 02:06 PM

Its recommend to use around a pound per gallon.

zombiefish610 09-12-2009 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Twistersmom (Post 242184)
Its recommend to use around a pound per gallon.

I agree. Most bags of gravel say on it that you should use 2 pounds per gallon. I used 1 pound per gallon and it is more then enough. I can't image using double that. It's ridiculus. They tell you that so you will purchase more. Don't fall for it. It also depends on if you're gonna create a aquascape with hills. I heard people say that too much gravel isn't good and dirtier. Don't know if that's true. Go with 1 per gallon and if you decide you want more, go and get it.


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