Sand How Deep?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by Littlebudda, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Littlebudda

    LittlebuddaWell Known MemberMember

    Just trying to work out how much sand I will need for tank. How deep would you recommend for a planted tank?
  2. Kenny777

    Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    @BeanFish told me 3cm-4cm deep for my 55gallon...
  3. goplecos

    goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    5 cm is good, but you could probably do less. Make sure the tank is aerated. My first tank I had sand and got black fungusy stuff all over it. It went away the day after I put a bubble wall under the sand.
  4. OP

    LittlebuddaWell Known MemberMember

    I've always had sand but being a landscaper have always used my supplies and so cost not being an issue always had a deep substrate.
    The new tank build I'm going to use specialty black sand and the tank being 6ft x 2.5ft means that it could get expensive

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