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Old 12-17-2006, 05:21 PM   #1
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How many pounds of substrate for a 75 gallon?

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Old 12-17-2006, 05:34 PM   #2
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The guideline is 1 lb per gal but it varies depending on what kind of substrate you are wanting.
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FF is correct, 1lb per gallon is a minimum but you may want a bit more depending on your theme and if you are considering a planted tank.
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Old 12-17-2006, 06:56 PM   #4
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I just use 50 pounds of sand for my 55-gallon tank.
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Old 12-17-2006, 06:59 PM   #5
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Cool, I picked up 75 pounds of the darker pebbles for my aquarium. My first big tank, going to buy it tommorrow.

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I followed the 1lb per gallon rule sort of LOL. I have 150 lbs in my 125 gal tank.
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I use Eco Complete, and have 80lbs in my 75G, as well as 20lbs in my 29G.
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FF is correct, 1lb per gallon is a minimum
not true, i keep my gravel at a minimum i might have 15 lbs in my 55 gallon.

some of us dont need to plant aqua trees with 4" gravel, besides isn't it a pain to clean gravel that deep?
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Why would it be anymore of a pain to clean 4" then 1"? God forbid you push the siphon down a bit further
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FF is correct, 1lb per gallon is a minimum
not true, i keep my gravel at a minimum i might have 15 lbs in my 55 gallon.

some of us dont need to plant aqua trees with 4" gravel, besides isn't it a pain to clean gravel that deep?
Of course, that is your opinion right, I know of people who have bare bottom tanks, so you really don't need gravel, but that wasn't the question was it? The question was how much. Let's give people the correct advice before we give our unique variations.
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