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Re: How much Flourite

> 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.


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