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    Soil height calculations

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    here i give a rough guide for fellow hobbyist how to calculate soil height for your shrimp tank, be it for aquascaping or shrimp breeding.

    the formula for soil height ( flat )will be as follow:

    lets say you wants 5cm thickness of soil.

    your tank is 60(l)x30(w)x35(h), use the 60(l)x30(w) as the base and multiply it with 5cm (h) and you will get 9 litres.

    length of your tank x width of your tank x height of the soil you wants = total litres of soil needed.

    the formula for soil height ( slope ) :

    your tank is 60(l)x30(w)x35(h), you wants a 3cm thickness at the front and 7 cm thickness at the back. get the total litres for the 3 cm thickness first

    60(l)x30(w) as the base and multiply it with 3cm (h) and you will get 5.4 litres ( base soil ).

    difference between front and back soil height will be 7cm-3cm = 4cm

    total soil needed for the slope = [60(l)x30(w)x4(h)] divide by 2 = 3.6 litres (slope soil)

    finally total up the base soil and the slope soil and you will get 5.4l + 3.6L = 9 litres

    hope this will help those who wants to set up a new shrimp tank.
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    Thanks bro for the explanations..
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    Re: Soil height calculations

    Thank you for this information. Very helpful.

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    Re: Soil height calculations

    Thanks bro for the infomation.

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    Re: Soil height calculations

    Stickied for good info. Thanks Alan.
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    Re: Soil height calculations

    Nice. Its real simple after your explanations but most of us never approached this in such an organized manner, we just buy lots of extra soil :P
    Thank you, this will come in handy

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    Re: Soil height calculations

    But usually the packet put in weight rather then litrr....what do we do? Hehe
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    Re: Soil height calculations

    Depends on the instructions lor. But those branded types will sell in litres, seldom see them sell in kg.
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    Re: Soil height calculations

    for slope we can use the formula for volume of Trapezium

    IE sum of parallel lines / 2 * W * L = (7 + 4) / 2 * 30 * 60 = 9.9l

    cheers

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    Re: Soil height calculations

    For 2 feet gex soild must how much? They are in kg....
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    Re: Soil height calculations

    Quote Originally Posted by chumzhujun View Post
    For 2 feet gex soild must how much? They are in kg....
    i believe their (GEX) 8kg is 9 litres, same as ADA soil. 9 litres enough for soil 5cm / 2 inches thickness.
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    Re: Soil height calculations

    How do we calculate soil needed while UG plates are available? Please help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaoLong View Post
    How do we calculate soil needed while UG plates are available? Please help.
    err. just add the volume of the UGF (LxBxH) lor.

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    Re: Soil height calculations

    Thanks for Length x Breadth x Height

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    Re: Soil height calculations

    Thanks for being smart

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