Is 7 Pound Of Substrate Enough For A 15 Gallon Tank?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Substrates - Gravel, Sand' started by Rack, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. RackValued MemberMember

    I'm going low tech. Was wondering if this is enough. Plants such as:
    Rotala indica
    Hygrophila difformis

    Not sure how accurate is the 1 pound per gallon rule.
  2. maggie thecat

    maggie thecatWell Known MemberMember

    It does depend on the design of the tank, one with a small footprint but tall will take less than a long, short tank, but in general 1 to 2 pounds per gallon will give enough depth to anchor plants.
  3. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    It'd work, but it'd be pretty thin. I'd do more than that, personally.
  4. Onewolf

    OnewolfNew MemberMember

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  5. Cheesearmada

    CheesearmadaValued MemberMember

    Make sure it is at least 2-3 inches high.
  6. OP

    RackValued MemberMember

    And if I supplement it with gravel to make up for those extra 8 pounds should work?

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