Originally Posted by Jodie
We had a 55 gallon fresh water aquarium many years ago, but broke it down many years ago.
We want to set up a 150 gallon aquarium. What is the rule of thumb for the amount of gravel needed to cover with the proper thickness. We were told at the pet store that we should figure a pound for each gallon.
Can that be right?
Yea I use about a pound per gallon or so. There are cheaper alternatives to the expensive stuff sold at the LFS
though. Are you set on having gravel? Or would you be open to doing sand? IME sand as much easier to clean. The waste sits on top making for easy cleaning. With gravel it falls and builds up between all the little pebbles