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Post Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:08 am
Bob1 Level 6 Member
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How much would I need for a 70G Cube and where is a giid place to buy it?

Post Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:20 am
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I guess it depends on if you want a deep sand bed or not. The formula below is a general guidline of a good sand depth for your tank size.

(Tank width) x (Tank length) / 1,728 x 70 = lbs. of sand you need

In a deep sand bed:
The base layer consist of Aragonite reef sand in the 1.0-1.7 mm size. This should measure approximately 1 - 1 1/2" deep.

The second layer consist of Oolitic Aragonite sand which has a grain size of 0.5 - 1.2mm. This layer should measure approximately 1 1/2" - 2 1/2" deep.

The top layer consist of "livesand".

Post Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:16 am
storrisch User avatar
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I prefer Fiji pink from caribsea and a 2" depth. Bob why not just run out to saltwater empire and talk to fritz? I'm sure he has multiple options in stock.
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Post Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:38 pm Level 3 Member
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Petland at sunray has live sand in bags fs for $26.99 I forgot how many pounds they were

Post Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:34 pm
lifelinefish Level 7 Member
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Post is 3yrs old. If it was current I am sure they would have appreciated your info.

Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:55 am
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So I had some dry sand in a bucket and forgot to bring it in. Unfortunately rain water got in it so my concerns are if I decided to use it would they be any bad outcomes from it using sand after rain water has touched it?

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