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**To**:**aquatic-plants at actwin_com****Subject**:**RE: Flourite Red / Flourite calcuation****From**:**Jared Weinberger <jared at brainyday_com>**- Date: Sun, 07 Apr 2002 03:36:22 -0400

Scott H. wrote Scott H. wrote << divide Cubic Inches of Flourite Needed by 28 for number of Flourite Pounds Needed, then divide by 12 for number of bags (at 12 pounds per bag). >> On my Calculations page, http://www.brainyday.com/jared/aquarium/flourite.htm, I have << To calculate the number of bags of Flourite you need, SeaChem told me to allow one 1 kg for every 62 cu. inches (a bag of Flourite is 7 kg). So you can use: Desired Volume of Substrate in cubic inches/ 434 >> As an example, for our 72x18x5 tank I get 15 bags by my calculation vs. 19 bags for Scott's. Checking SeaChem's web site ... they do say that a bag is 7 Kg -- about 15.4 lbs, not 12 Jared ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Jared Weinberger http://www.brainyday.com/jared

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