Substrate Thickness - Too Thick?

Ayzal

I finally finished filling my tank, but now I’m worried that the substrate is too thick? The lowest level is 4in and the highest is 7in. I layered eco-complete, organic soil, and capped it with aquarium sand. I do plan to add more live plants. If this is too thick, how do I go about removing it without making a mess?
 

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PlantedCommunityTank132

I don’t think you can add too much substrate really, but I’m not 100% sure myself. Your tank looks awesome by the way
 
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Thunder_o_b

You want to keep sand at or below 3" to prevent anaerobic bacteria from forming hydrogen sulfide gas.
 
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Ayzal

Thank you! It’s my first attempt to design a tank.

The sand cap is only 1-2 inches thick. so bc that should be good then? Eco-complete is 1 inch and the soil is 3-4 inches.
 
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BVUBeavers

Beautiful tank - I had 3.5"-4" of gravel sand mix in my 75G but replaced all my substrate this weekend with 2" pool filter sand only. It was a mess and took extra time but now that the work is done the fish seem to like it - especially the burrowers as they don't have to deal with gravel now.
 
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Cherryshrimp420

Im curious if there's a limit to substrate depth. I remember seeing 2 meters somewhere...

I filled a new tank almost halfway with substrate. I dont think there can be too much for most home aquariums
 
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Ayzal

Im curious if there's a limit to substrate depth. I remember seeing 2 meters somewhere...

I filled a new tank almost halfway with substrate. I dont think there can be too much for most home aquariums
Ok that’s good. I was worried I put too much and there wouldn’t be enough swimming space or water.
 
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