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runway1 01-14-2005 11:54 AM

About how many pounds of sand for 55 gal?
I bought a 50# bag to start my new 55 gal but it seems I'll need more. Anybody have an estimate, in pounds, of about how munch is needed?

I understand that once I put it in the tank I'll know, but I thought I could save myself another trip to the LFS if I know before hand. TIA all.

steve-s 01-14-2005 12:05 PM


runway1 01-14-2005 01:38 PM

VERY cool. Thank you!

XXFirefighter 01-14-2005 02:47 PM

i used 60 pounds in my 55...

SeriousDude5 01-15-2005 08:04 PM

I would say go about 70.

runway1 01-16-2005 12:01 PM

I used 50# coral sand and one 25# bag of live sand and it looks very good.

fishfreek 01-16-2005 03:17 PM

Alot has to do with the desired depth. Also note the calculator is to provide you with a rough estimate. Depending on your sand if its dry or wet or how large and dense the particles are will govern how accurate the calc.

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