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I'm wondering how many 5 gal buckets of sand it will take for my 125 gallon aquarium? I have 2 buckets so far. I don't have the tank yet but I'd like to get more sand before I get it. Tank measures 72"x18".

I know most people get thier sand or gravel in bags. The two buckets I have so far equil 120lbs. So it would be x6 20lb bags.

Any help would be great.
 

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I like a thin layer. It keeps build ups down and no gas pockets. I say 1 bucket. Sit back and watch the tank for a month. If you want you can add more later. 1 scoop at a time. Good Luck.
 

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I used about 75 pounds in my 125 and it's just over an inch deep.
 

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Just remember whatever you put in the tank will take up floor space and you won't need as much sand. 2 full buckets is more than I used for my 125. I used 2 50lbs bags of sand, each bag nearly filled a 5g bucket. I have a lot of large rocks, my sand layer is 2-4" depending on how the mubuna move it around.
 
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