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Old 07-07-2013, 08:06 PM   #1
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I am starting a 90 gallon tank and am planning on putting some live rock in. I want a 1"-2" sandbed so how many pounds?
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I have 30lbs in my 20 high and it's a little over 2". The footprint of the tank is 24x12 inches. Scale for your dimensions
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I am starting a 90 gallon tank and am planning on putting some live rock in. I want a 1"-2" sandbed so how many pounds?
100lbs and you'll be at 2"
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90 lbs will give you a 2 inch bed
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Confused yet?

From Aquarium Set-up: How Much Substrate Do I Need for my Aquarium?
The simplest rule of thumb to use is to plan 1 lb of substrate per gallon to achieve a 1" bed. Or 2 lbs per gallon for a 2" bed.
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I just broke down my 75g and added 90 pounds of sand. It was close to 1.5". I would guess around 120 would get you close to 2".
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