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Old 09-23-2011, 03:06 AM   #1
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How much live sand needed for 36 gallon bowed tank?

Hey I'm new to salt water tank ownership and we just bought our tank tonight and were getting things started and were wondering how much live sand we need for a 36 gallon bowed tank?
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Old 09-23-2011, 03:12 AM   #2
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Don't waste your money on it. You'll be fine with regular sand. Same with live rock. You can go 30 pounds base rock and 10-15 pounds live rock. And as for sand if you r trying to make a sandbed 1.5-2 inches deep maybe 50 pounds
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The amount of sand you need really depends on the fish you want. Wrasses usually go under the sand to sleep so at least 3 inches. jawfish like to dig so you would need at least 4 inches, and not all sw tanks have sand and do just fine.
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Id get 2-50lb bags of pool filter sand, rinse well and add until you're happy
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You can typically find it cheap at the home depot or lowes.
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