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Old 04/23/2012, 12:01 PM   #1
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Swapping out current sandbed with reeflakes

Hi PA, I sent an email to someone a while ago about the TE reeflakes. I want to swap out my current sand with it and was wondering if you can tell me how many bags I would need to make a 2"-3" sandbed. Tank is 48"x24". Thanks!


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Old 04/24/2012, 08:54 AM   #2
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Hi Mel, you would want to go with 160lbs for 3" of depth with that footprint. Figure about 120lbs - 130lbs for 2" total depth.


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Old 05/06/2012, 02:10 PM   #3
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Jeremy. How much argasnow for lts say 18 x 90. 2 inch deep


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You would want 160lbs of sand for 90" x 18" footprint and 2" total depth.


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Old 05/11/2012, 04:46 PM   #5
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jsut go the sample pack of tropic eden.. must say the miniflakes reaally really close in size to argasnow.. or is it the packaging?


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Old 05/14/2012, 02:50 PM   #6
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Miniflakes are closer to Aragasnow in size than what they are Reefflakes. Having said that, there is still definitely a difference.


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