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Chart of Tank Sizes

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  1. [All] Handy Info (Tank sizes)
    by pjs-at-gvgdsd.GVG.TEK.COM (Peter J. Stonard) (17 Oct 92)
  2. Calculate Gallon??????????
    by bae/cs.toronto.edu (Beverly Erlebacher) (7 Jan 98)
  3. Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #27
    by George Booth <booth/frii.com> (Thu, 13 Jan 2000)
  4. tank "size" and size
    by jaredmarkw/mindspring.com (Fri, 14 Jan 2000)

[All] Handy Info (Tank sizes)

by pjs-at-gvgdsd.GVG.TEK.COM (Peter J. Stonard)
Date: 17 Oct 92

I recently bought a couple of aquariums locally, they are made
by All-Glass Aquarium Co. of Franklin, Wisconsin, and came with
a sales catalog. 

In the back of the catalog is a table of technical information
(tank sizes, weights, capacities etc.) which is very handy.

I've reproduced it here, with permission of Roger Ritzow, co-owner
of All-Glass Aquariums. Also, thanks to Sharon at All Glass 
Aquariums for her help.

Finally, I'm just a happy customer, and I have no commercial
interest in seeing this material distributed.

Tank Size       Exact Outside Dimensions        Weight  Weight  Tempered
                (inches) (L x W x H)            Empty   Full    Bottom
                (Including frame)               (lbs)   (lbs)

2 1/2 mini      12 3/16 x 6 1/8  x 8 1/8        2.6     27
5 1/2 Gallon    16 3/16 x 8 3/8  x10 1/2        7       62
10 Leader       20 1/4  x10 1/2  x12 9/16       11      111
10 Long         24 1/4  x 8 1/2  x12 5/8        16      116
15 Gallon       24 1/4  x12 1/2  x12 3/4        21      170

15 High         20 1/4  x10 1/2  x18 3/4        22      170
15 Show         24 1/4  x 8 1/2  x16 5/8        22      170
20 High         24 1/4  x12 1/2  x16 3/4        25      225
20 Long         30 1/4  x12 1/2  x12 3/4        25      225
25 Gallon       24 1/4  x12 1/2  x20 3/4        32      282

29 Gallon       30 1/4  x12 1/2  x18 3/4        40      330
30 Gallon       36 1/4  x12 5/8  x16 3/4        43      343
30 Breeder      36 3/16 x18 1/4  x12 15/16      48      348
33 Long         48 1/4  x13 1/2  x12 7/8        52      382     X
37 Gallon       30 1/4  x12 1/2  x22 3/4        45      415     X

38 Gallon       36 1/4  x12 5/8  x19 3/4        47      427     X
40 Breeder      36 3/16 x18 1/4  x16 15/16      58      458
40 Long         48 1/4  x12 3/4  x16 7/8        55      455     X
45 Gallon       36 1/4  x12 5/8  x23 3/4        66      515     X
45 Long         48 1/4  x12 3/4  x19            60      510     X

50 Gallon       36 7/8  x19      x19 5/8        100     600
55 Gallon       48 1/4  x12 3/4  x21            78      625     X

60 Gallon       48 3/4  x12 7/8  x23 7/8        111     710     X
65 Gallon       36 7/8  x19      x24 5/8        126     775
70 Gallon       48 7/8  x19      x21 5/8        165     865	
90 Gallon       48 7/8  x19      x24 5/8        182     1080	
100 Gallon      72 7/8  x19      x19 5/8        189     1180	

120 Gallon      48 7/8  x25      x25 5/8        230     1430
125 Gallon      72 7/8  x19      x23 5/8        236     1480
150 Gallon      72 7/8  x19      x28 3/4        358     1850	
180 Gallon      72 7/8  x25      x25 3/4        430     2230	

20 X-High       20 1/4  x10 1/2  x23 3/4        32      232
30 X-High       24 1/4  x12 1/2  x24 3/4        41      340
50 X-High       30 1/4  x12 3/4  x30 1/2        98      590
80 X-High       48 7/8  x14      x30 3/4        200     990
110 X-High      48 7/8  x19      x30 3/4        228     1320

10 Hexagon      14 1/2  x12 9/16 x18 3/8        12      110
20 Hexagon      18 3/4  x16 1/4  x20 5/8        23      220     X
35 Hexagon      23 1/4  x20 3/16 x24 3/4        43      390     X
60 Hexagon      27 1/4  x24 1/8  x29 1/2        110     750     X
26 Flatback     36 1/4  x12 1/2  x16 5/8        42      300     X

4 Designer      8 1/4   x8  1/4  x18 7/8        9       49
6 Designer      8 1/4   x8  1/4  x24 7/8        10.5    70
10 Designer     13 5/8  x13 5/8  x19            18.5    115
15 Designer     13 5/8  x13 5/8  x25            25.5    175

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If it looks like; sounds like; quacks like; an Opinion. It's mine.

Calculate Gallon??????????

by bae/cs.toronto.edu (Beverly Erlebacher)
Date: 7 Jan 98
Newsgroup: rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc

In article <34b3b236.665039-at-news.pacbell.net>,  <erhu-at-pacbell.net> wrote:
>On 7 Jan 1998 08:12:34 GMT, "Morff" <me-at-home.au> wrote:
>>As an addition to this for the original poster.  Don't forget that 12
>>gallons is the total volume of the tank.  Remember than when you have fish,
>>the water is usually an inch or so from the rim, then you have an inch or
>>two of gravel with rocks etc.  So make sure you take this into account when
>>calculating for medicinal pusposes.  It sounds silly but you'd be surprised
>>as to the number of people who forget this and end up adding way too much
>>medicine into their tanks.
>>
>     While I'll agree that you should measure from the inside of the
>tank to the point where the waterline will be, I don't think the
>poster should be concerned with the displacement caused by gravel,
>rocks ect. in a "Regular" size tank.

The best method is to measure the water you use the first time you fill
the tank.  I did this for a 30 gallon Lake Tanganyika tank, and found that
once the sand and rocks were in, it took about 25 gallons of water to fill
to the final level.  Rocks in a rocky tank can take up a surprising volume.

It's hard to remember to do this, since you normally add the water as you
go along, but it's worthwhile keeping a bit of paper and a pencil around
to mark off the gallons as you add them.


Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #27

by George Booth <booth/frii.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000

>Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 08:53:00 -0500
>From: jaredmarkw@mindspring.com
>Subject: Volume, size and "size"
>
>There is another issue to be careful of when calculating your
>volume. Don't take the manufacturer's "size" as your starting
>size.

Actually, there might be some truth to the manufacturer's claims. Well,
"marketing truth", at least. 

I was puzzled over the "gallon capacity" claims some time ago and did some
rigorous experiments to determine what was going on. On two particular
tanks that I had at the time, if you measured the *outside* dimensions of
the tank, including trim and all, the measurements actually worked to 90
gallons and 55 gallons, as stated. Thus the "size" of the tank referred to
the capacity of the shipping container the tank came in. Or would have come
in if they actually came in containers. 

George Booth, Ft. Collins, Colorado


tank "size" and size

by jaredmarkw/mindspring.com
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000

George Booth said "Thus the 'size' of the tank referred to
the capacity of the shipping container the tank came in. 
Or would have come in if they actually came in containers."

Our Tenecor tank was shipped shrink-wrapped to a wooden pallet :)
I have no problem with a company rounding out the capacity a bit.
But as I mentioned, using o.d. for their tanks I seem to remember:

"90" gal --> ~90 gal
"125" gal --> ~110 gal
"135" gal --> ~135 gal

Which made it harder to compare prices. In fact, it was the
pricing that led me to check the capacity of the 125 in the
first place. And, as I mentioned, the 25 gal difference
between the "125" and "135" is due to the shorter-than-usual
height of their "125".

Jared


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