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Hi everyone, I am wondering how much controsoil would be good for a 20 gallon planted (shrimp) tank? It has to have enough depth for the plants, so I'm worried 1 bag won't be enough! If it's not, I think I will get 35 lbs of fluval stratum :) thanks

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I'm fairly certain that one bag will give you sufficient depth for plants in a 20 gallon tank.  I used 2 bags in my 40 breeder (4.5 square foot area) and have a depth of ~2 inches throughout.

 

Although the below link doesn't have Controsoil as a choice, it could help give an estimate of your needs.

 

http://www.plantedtank.net/substratecalculator.html

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For 10 gallon, I use 2.5lbs.

For 20L, I use 5lbs.

 

pH stables at 5.5

 

If you add too much, pH may drop too low.

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For planted tank, Controsoil is not first choice. try ADA Aquasoil instead.

 

Controsoil is first choice for bee shrimp tank.

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I used one bag of Controsoil for my 17.1g Mr. Aqua aquarium and its perfect in my opinion.

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I use one bag of Controsoil for my 20L and its perfect.

 

 

 

For planted tank, Controsoil is not first choice. try ADA Aquasoil instead.

 

Controsoil is first choice for bee shrimp tank.

 

 

I'm fairly certain that one bag will give you sufficient depth for plants in a 20 gallon tank.  I used 2 bags in my 40 breeder (4.5 square foot area) and have a depth of ~2 inches throughout.

 

Although the below link doesn't have Controsoil as a choice, it could help give an estimate of your needs.

 

http://www.plantedtank.net/substratecalculator.html

 

I used one bag of Controsoil for my 17.1g Mr. Aqua aquarium and its perfect in my opinion.

 

Thank you so much! I will be ordering a bag soon!

For planted tank, Controsoil is not first choice. try ADA Aquasoil instead.

 

Controsoil is first choice for bee shrimp tank.

I am mainly going to have low light plants (crypts, dwarf sag, etc.), but the tank is mainly going to be for the shrimp!

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RyeGuy can you post a picture? I just got myself a bag of controsoil and plan on also doing a 20 long tank or possibly a 15 gallon. I'm curious to what it looks like (depth)

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