Volume Calculator

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    Ted Living one day at a time

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    Well I have been having the hardest time trying to figure out the true volume of my tank. I bought it at a flea market in 1990. Anyway I finally found a cool aquarium system volume calculator on the web and though I would share. Aquarium System Volume Calculator
     
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    its real simple, measure the inside dimentions of the glass(only use inches), and the height of the water, multiply thoes 3 numbers together and then devide that by 231, thats your gallons...

    there are 231 cubic inches in 1 us gallon.
     
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    This does not take into account water displaced by rock, sand and everything in the tank.
     
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    Ted Living one day at a time

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    Thats a nice one also sen. My biggest problem is that my tank is a corner pent. For the life of me I just could figure a math formula to figure it out. Some of the math sites even said that it is almost impossible to find the volume of a hex. Whatever, anyway the one I found just let me plug in the numbers and choose the style and I have it. Even down to rocks, sand, sump and piping. Just thought it might come in handy to those of us with strange shaped tanks. :D
     
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    winyfrog Yep!

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    maybe one of the mods should post a tank volume calculator on the site

    that be you biff or yote ;)
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    I think we already have it stickied somewhere...

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    Then click on "Calculators"

    Hehehe. I guess that's where it's SUPPOSED to go!
     
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