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Tanks
Tank

 This part will help you select the appropriate tank size, and also determine the volume of tanks you may already have. When you are selecting a location for your tank, don't forget about weight. Fish tanks are heavy when filled with water, gravel, plants, filters, ornaments, and of course fish! Also, you will have to take in consideration the weight of the stand or object you are placing it on.

Contents

Finding the size of tank you need, or the number of fish for the one you have.
Tank sizes and weight.
Determining the volume of your tank.
Fixing a Leaking Aquarium


Finding the size of tank you need,
or the number of fish for the one you have.

 There are a number of rules about this topic. One is to allow 10 gallons of water per fish. This seems to be allot but would make some sense for Goldfish. This would allow PLENTY of room for them to grow, but it still seems a bit much.
 In terms of the number of fish that should be allowed in a particular tank, the following guide should be useful:

Freshwater tropical species 10in.2  per inch body length 25cm2 per cm body length
Freshwater coldwater species 30in.2 per inch body length 75cm2 per cm body length
Marine tropical species 48in.2 per inch body length 120cm2 per cm body length

Note: In all the fish measurements the tail (caudal fin) is not included.

Example: A tank 24x12x12in has a water surface area of 288in.2 and will comfortably hold;

24in. of freshwater tropical fish.
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10 in. of freshwater coldwater fishes.
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6 in. of marine tropical fish.
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fish  = 1 inch of fish lengthTop


Tank Sizes and Weights

Tank Size

Exact Outside Dimensions
(inches) (L x W x H)
(Including frame)

Weight
Empty
(lbs)

Weight
Full
(lbs)

Tempered
Glass

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

10 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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Determining the volume of your tank

 You can determine the volume of an aquarium by using the following formula:

Length x Width x Height (in inches) = Volume in
                        231                              gallons.

Multiply this figure by 8 and add the weight of the empty tank to get the total weight of the tank when it is filled.


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