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Old 08-24-2004, 10:21 PM   #1
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another question on sand..

ok i tried using the calculator however it said i needed 99lbs of sand...and i can't believe that...i have a 46gal bowfront tank..would like to do sand but dont know if i can afford it...i want enough sand ont he bottom so the bottom dwellers can dig, im thinking 2-3 inches...how many lbs you think I need? if it is 99lbs..holy crap thats a lot.

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I only used 30 lbs for my 46 bowfront, check out my gallery and you will see what it looks like.


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I've got the same size tank and I have 120lbs. If you want to do denitrification this is the way to go. My nitrates are close to zero.
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The calculator is for a DSB.. but if you don't want to go that route then you don't have to. I have a regular 46 gal with a 2" bed. Nitrates are 0 and sand-dwellers are fine.
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