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post #1 of 8 Old 08-21-2012, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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Unsure of the size of my tank?????

OK I have been looking on line for aquariums that match my measurements but came up with nothing. The closest is a 40 gallon breeder tank, but when I got the tank 3 years ago as a 55 gallon but all 55 gallons I found are 48" one foot shorter then mine. My measurements are L 36"x W 18", H 16 1/2". I measured only the glass end to end. Please let me know because I need to know due to stocking.

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post #2 of 8 Old 08-21-2012, 03:05 PM
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Thank you very much, according to the site my tank is a 44.9 U.S. gallon.

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I've also found this site very helpful: An Aquarium Sizes and Weights Chart

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I am looking for Canadian gallons, not U.S. gallons.

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post #6 of 8 Old 08-21-2012, 05:14 PM
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You have what is commonly called a '40 gallon breeder'. Great for growing plants since it's quite shallow.

I use this site when I'm unsure, and just find it on the list.
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I am looking for Canadian gallons, not U.S. gallons.
I've never heard of Canadian gallons. If you mean imperial gallons, your tank is 33.3 imperial gallons, or 152 liters.

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I've never heard of Canadian gallons. If you mean imperial gallons, your tank is 33.3 imperial gallons, or 152 liters.
Well thanks but I figured its a 46 Imperial gallon tank. The site is volume conversion - converting units of volume. There is no way it's a 33 gallon tank, much to big for that.

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