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Old 01-07-2011, 11:16 AM   #1
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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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Old 01-07-2011, 11:26 AM   #2
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Bro eviltrain,
Maybe you want to add in the below sentence as I think it will be useful for any new hobbyist.
Quote from you: 'most shrimp breeder will keep their soil height at 5cm -8cm'
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:29 AM   #3
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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.
Nice info...bro Evil.......lol....
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nice info ... now I know how many kg soil I need to buy

thanks alot for the info ...
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nice info ... now I know how many kg soil I need to buy

thanks alot for the info ...
Bro take note it's in Litres not Kg.
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:11 PM   #6
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litres = volume

kg = total mass weight

ie to say, 9 litres of soil is not equal to 9 kg of soil

its the same as any other things like ceramic rings.
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ok noted ...
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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

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Old 22-07-2011, 10:57 PM   #9
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just to confirm 4 ft x 2ft x 5cm = 5.7 L only??

is all SI units in cm?? can someone help this newbie here?
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just to confirm 4 ft x 2ft x 5cm = 5.7 L only??

is all SI units in cm?? can someone help this newbie here?
hee hee. U get the unit all wrong lo.

4feet -120cm
2feet-60cm

you will need 120*60*5 = 36,000 ml

which is 36 litres.
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