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Old 07-07-2013, 10:33 PM   #11
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How many pounds did you have?
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90 all together.
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Just for the 55?
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:49 PM   #14
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How many pounds did you have?
If you want a 2inch sand bed go for 100 lbs. go one eBay and order the 40lb bag of ocean direct from petsolutions for $35 free shipping. I'd get three bags and just throw the 120 lbs in there. I put 240 lbs in my 180 gallon 6ft tank and it have me right at 2 inches. It's finer sand so you have to work with your flow directions to keep it from blowing around but I have a 1200 gph return pump, 2 mp10es, and two more 1200gph circulating pumps and mine stays down. Plus it settles really fast and doesn't need to be rinsed. I didn't rinse mine and its been running for a couple years with no issues.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:53 PM   #15
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You need roughly 120 lbs.

Buy this its really good priced
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ocean-Direct...item48549d28fd
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:37 PM   #16
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60 pounds of live sand, plus 30 pounds of normal not live sand. 90 pounds just for the 55.

I suggest around 120 or 160 pounds of sand for your tank. Do the majority of your sand regular sand not live. I would at least buy 40 pounds of live sand (2 bags) and put that spread evenly on the top of the regular sand.

I got my normal sand at pet smart (TopFin) for cheap, normal sand will not break the bank.
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Why not all live sand?
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I'm thinking 40 regular sand 80 live
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I'm thinking 40 regular sand 80 live
IMO do 100% live sand and 100% base/dry rock. Wait the month or so for the cycle to complete. Saves you from any hitch hiker animals or disease. Plus dry rock is way cheaper. Again go to petsolutions.com for rock and sand. I started with dry rock on all my tanks and within a few months it will look the same as the $10 a pound rock sold in the LFS.
Buy your sand here it's super cheap compared to anywhere else and it's the same people from petsolutions.com they sell 50lbs of good base rock for $70 and you could get your rock and sand shipped for free.
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To get a 2" sandbed in a standard 90 gallon aquarium, you'd need 70 lbs of sand. If you wanted 3" it's 105.

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