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**To**:**<Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>****Subject**:**Re: How much Flourite****From**:**"Tom Bates" <fish2r at ptd_net>**- Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2000 20:53:33 -0400
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> Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2000 15:37:29 -0500 > From: "Len Kutz" <len at kutzfamily_net> > Subject: How much florite? > > I'm going to be moving my tank within the next few weeks, so of couse this > is a good time to change the substrate. I'm think about using a florite. > I've got a standard 75 gallon tank. How much florite should I get? How > deep should the substrate be? Depending on the cost I may get 75% florite > and 25% gravel. > Len; George Booth has a formula posted on his website for computing the quantity of Tex-Blast needed to obtain a certain depth. This formula uses the cu.in./lb. of Tex-Blast to come up with the total pounds needed. I asked Greg Morin for the cu.in./lb.. of Flourite and inserted it into Mr. Booth's formula. The formula is L x W x [desired depth] divided by 28 (cu.in./lb.) = pounds needed. Tom Bates Allentown, PA

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