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post #1 of 4 Old 07-06-2010, 04:08 AM Thread Starter
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Question can someone tell me the size of my tank?

I feel really silly posting yet ANOTHER thread on this site but it seems to be the best idea to me...
ok so I'm setting up a larger tank from the one I have at the moment, which is about 5 gallons/25 liters. anyway I was always under the impression that my larger tank, which is 60 liters, was 10 gallons...but then I just did a conversion on my calculator and it said that 60 liters = 15 US gallons. the tank is around 60 cm long, 30 cm deep, and 35 cm high.
can someone please tell me the volume of my tank in gallons?
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post #2 of 4 Old 07-06-2010, 09:58 AM
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You have a 15 gallon tank. This is a good website to use.
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-06-2010, 10:48 AM
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That is better, the extra length is important, moreso than height when selecting tanks. Not only does it provide more swimming space and extend the surface area of the substrate, it also increases the surface of the water where oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange and that is very important. Don't take this too literally, but generally speaking in tanks with the same water volume a few more fish will manage in longer versus taller tanks because of this.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #4 of 4 Old 07-06-2010, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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yay! thanks so much! good to know my tank is somewhat bigger than I thought
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