How Much Substrate?

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  1. CJT

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    I have a 1.8M X 600 X 600 tank, how many KG's of substrate would I need for this size tank?
     
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    how thick do you want it to be? for about 1 inch thick i would be guessing approx 100 - 150kg (6 bags @25kg)
     
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    36Kg for a 2cm deep sandbed, depending on your substrate of choice and of course on your planned depth. DSB for same are at 15 cm would amount to 230Kg.
     
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    Thats gonna cost an arm and a leg
     
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    Its for the Display Tank so I do not thimk it needs to be too deep probably around 1cm or so
     
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    not that much for a shallow decorative sandbed. Would not recommend an in tank dsb, rather do remote, as you can get away with less by a 3rd and it gives you a whole lot more options.
     
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    Well I do have a DSB in the sump so it will just be a shallow one on the DT
     
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