Aquarium Measurements

Aquarium Measurements

Tank Sizes

To find the real capacity of your tank:
Multiply the length x the width x the depth in inches, then divide by 231
And that will give you the the capacity in gallons.
An Example:

  • 19 1/2″ long x 10″ wide x 12″ tall = 2340,  2340 divided by 231 = 10.13 gallons

That’s about the standard size of a 10 gallon tank.

To find the capacity of a round tank:
Diameter x Diameter, x depth, x .0034 = Gallons Capacity
An Example:

  • Diameter 20″ x Diameter 20″ = 400, 400 x 20″ deep = 8000, 8000 x .0034 = 27.2 gallons

 

Inches VS Centimeters

To convert inches to centimeters simply multiply inches times 2.5
Here are some typical measurements:

Inches
1
1 1/2
2
2 1/2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Centimeters
= 2.5
= 3.75
= 5
= 6.25
= 7.5
= 10
= 12.5
= 15
= 17.5
= 20
= 22.5
= 25

 

Celcius (or Centigrade) VS Fahrenheit

&#176Celcius times 1.8 plus 32 = &#176Fahrenheit