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    I have a 100L/26g tank, dimensions: 66cmX39cmX48cm/26inX16inX19in (LXWXH).
    How much sand do i need to adequately cover the tank bottom??

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    That depends on your objectives - if to just cover the bottom, very little, maybe an inch at most. For plants, at least two inches and somewhat deeper in the back to give a slope effect; and to create a bio-processing very low oxygen nitrate absorber, three to four inches deep. These values all assume sand; gravel would be at least 50% greater for each case.

    If you just mean bag weight to achieve some arbritary but useful depth, well, for a 26 gal tank, I'd guess between sixteen to twenty-five pounds.

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    +1 to the above

    I have about 1.5 inches in my tank with a moderate amount of plants which seam to work very well. If you don't want/plan on any plants, then I would suggest 3/4 to 1 inch to make routine maintenance a little easier
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    Try this calculator
    http://www.plantedtank.net/substratecalculator.html

    I agree with the others, you don't want the sand bed to be too thick.

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