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Old 11-06-2011, 11:23 PM   #1
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Thickness of my sandbed?

So I am using Aragonite sand for my bed, and I was wondering how much pound of sand do I need to fill it for a 29G tank?

Length: 30 Inches

Width: 12 inches

I currently have 1.2 inches of sand. Is that good enough?
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:24 PM   #2
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sandbed help!

So I am using Aragonite sand for my bed, and I was wondering how much pound of sand do I need to fill it for a 29G tank?

Length: 30 Inches

Width: 12 inches

I currently have 1.2 inches of sand. Is that good enough?
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:31 PM   #3
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If you plan to get any corals or anemones , etc... You might want to make it a little thicker, maybe like 2 inches or 2.5.. Around that
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If you plan on having a shrimp goby or jawfish you will need a deeper sand bed somewhere between 3 and 5 inches. Some wrasses will sleep under the sand as well or hid like the yellow coris.
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:53 PM   #5
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what if im only looking to make a fowlr tank? I only want to take take care of clownfish/anemones/live rock/ clean up crew?
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Depending on what you plan to keep - typically 2-2.5" is optimal.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:13 AM   #7
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Then keep it about 2.5 inches deep that's what I did anemones like to bury them selves in the sand sometimes and clowns usually like scavenging around the sand.
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Yeah that's what I said 2.5 would be good, especially since you want anemones and clowns.
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Then 2 inches is enough. Nassarius snails go under the sand and are a great addition to the CUC.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:25 AM   #10
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