How much sand?
I keep getting differing opinions about what a good sandbed should be. I have read some articles that say you just want a thin layer (1"), and some people who have said you need about 3"!!! At $35 per 20-lb bags, the price difference in between 1" and 3" gets huge! I would like to make sure I do things right, but not spend more than I need to.
38 Gallon (Freshwater): 1 Green Swordtail, 3 Yo-Yo Loaches, 1 Clown Pleco, 1 Blue Gourami, 4 Otocinclus, 7 Cherry Barbs.
46 Gallon (Saltwater): 60 pounds Lalo Live Rock, 60 pounds aragonite sand, 1 Coral Beauty Angelfish, 1 Peppermint Shrimp, 1 Mushroom Coral, 1 Emerald Crab, various snails and hermit crabs.
10 Gallon (Saltwater quarantine):