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• I received a tank with the following dimensions: length = 36 depth = 18 1/2 Height = 18 1/2 How many gallons???? is it a 50 gal? ...Ginny .
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I received a tank with the following dimensions:

length = 36"
depth = 18 1/2"
Height = 18 1/2"

How many gallons????    is it a 50 gal?   ...Ginny

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• Yes, it is. Wendie ... From: VGRANDINETTI@NJTRANSIT.COM To: anubiasdesign@yahoogroups.com Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 11:01 AM Subject: RE:
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Yes, it is.
Wendie

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Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 11:01 AM
Subject: RE: [anubiasdesign] tank size

I received a tank with the following dimensions:

length = 36"
depth = 18 1/2"
Height = 18 1/2"

How many gallons????    is it a 50 gal?   ...Ginny

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• That s what the math works out to - 3 * 1.5 * 1.5 * 7.48 VGRANDINETTI@NJTRANSIT.COM wrote: I received a tank with the following dimensions: length = 36 depth
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That's what the math works out to - 3 * 1.5 * 1.5 * 7.48

VGRANDINETTI@... wrote:
I received a tank with the following dimensions:

length = 36"
depth = 18 1/2"
Height = 18 1/2"

How many gallons????    is it a 50 gal?   ...Ginny

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• Thanks Kevin & Wendie.... Kevin where does the 7.48 come from? ________________________________ From: anubiasdesign@yahoogroups.com
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Thanks Kevin & Wendie....

Kevin where does the 7.48 come from?

From: anubiasdesign@yahoogroups.com [mailto:anubiasdesign@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Kevin Batey
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 11:52 AM
To: anubiasdesign@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [anubiasdesign] tank size

That's what the math works out to - 3 * 1.5 * 1.5 * 7.48

VGRANDINETTI@ NJTRANSIT. COM wrote:
I received a tank with the following dimensions:

length = 36"
depth = 18 1/2"
Height = 18 1/2"

How many gallons????    is it a 50 gal?   ...Ginny

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• Ginny, That s a 50 Breeder. It s the same base as a 40 breeder or a 65. Mark
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Ginny,
That's a 50 Breeder. It's the same base as a 40 breeder or a 65.
Mark

--- In anubiasdesign@yahoogroups.com, <VGRANDINETTI@...> wrote:
>
> I received a tank with the following dimensions:
>
> length = 36"
> depth = 18 1/2"
> Height = 18 1/2"
>
> How many gallons???? is it a 50 gal? ...Ginny
• OK, I assume it s called a breeder because it s 18 1/2 front to back instead if 12 . why are breeders deeper. what purpose does this serve for what kind
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OK, I assume it's called a breeder because it's 18 1/2" front to back instead if 12".    why are "breeders" deeper. what purpose does this serve for what kind of fish?   (don't ya just hate these beginner questions.)

From: anubiasdesign@yahoogroups.com [mailto:anubiasdesign@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Mark
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 12:02 PM
To: anubiasdesign@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [anubiasdesign] Re: tank size

Ginny,
That's a 50 Breeder. It's the same base as a 40 breeder or a 65.
Mark

--- In anubiasdesign@ yahoogroups. com, <VGRANDINETTI@ ...> wrote:

>
> I received a tank with the
following dimensions:
>
> length = 36"
> depth = 18
1/2"
> Height = 18 1/2"
>
> How many gallons???? is it a 50
gal? ...Ginny

• A quick formula for any size tank or volume is (in inches) Length x width x height divided by 231. 231 is just the way the math turns out. You ll see with
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A quick formula for any size tank or volume is (in inches) Length x width x height divided by 231.  231 is just the way the math turns out.  You'll see with these measurements that comes out to be 12,321 cubic inches.  Dividing by 231 = 53 gallons, so technically a little larger than 50 gallons but probably closer to the truth than those "55 gallon" tanks.  Someone who has one can do the measurements and figure it out, but I remember it being something like 51 or 52 gallons.  BTW to answer your second question a 75 gallon standard tank is highly preferred to a 55 gallon standard tank, not just because of the extra volume it holds but also the extra surface area.  Again figure out the surface area of the standard 55 gallon tank (length x width) to get a specific inches squared.  Then look at the 50 breeder.  (36 x 18.5 = 666 in sq).  It has a lot more surface area for the same amount of gallons.  More surface area = more air exchange = better for someone with a lot of fish in a tank, ie a breeder tank.  That's why those hex tanks, although they may look pretty hold a lot less fish safely.  A 30 hex probably has less surface area than even a standard 10 gallon tank.

Gary

VGRANDINETTI@... wrote:
I received a tank with the following dimensions:

length = 36"
depth = 18 1/2"
Height = 18 1/2"

How many gallons????    is it a 50 gal?   ...Ginny

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• Thanks Gary....that explains the breeder term. And it helps me decide what I m going to use the tank for...GG ________________________________ From:
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Thanks Gary....that explains the "breeder" term. And it helps me decide what I'm going to use the tank for...GG

From: anubiasdesign@yahoogroups.com [mailto:anubiasdesign@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Gary Lange
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 1:27 PM
To: anubiasdesign@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [anubiasdesign] tank size

BTW to answer your second question a 75 gallon standard tank is highly preferred to a 55 gallon standard tank, not just because of the extra volume it holds but also the extra surface area.  Again figure out the surface area of the standard 55 gallon tank (length x width) to get a specific inches squared.  Then look at the 50 breeder.  (36 x 18.5 = 666 in sq).  It has a lot more surface area for the same amount of gallons.  More surfac e area = more air exchange = better for someone with a lot of fish in a tank, ie a breeder tank.  That's why those hex tanks, although they may look pretty hold a lot less fish safely.  A 30 hex probably has less surface area than even a standard 10 gallon tank.

Gary

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• Length X Width X Height(in inches) divided by 231= Gallons To be more accurate use inside measurements. Scotty
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Length X Width X Height(in inches) divided by 231= Gallons  To be more accurate use inside measurements.

Scotty

Mark wrote:

Ginny,
That's a 50 Breeder. It's the same base as a 40 breeder or a 65.
Mark

--- In anubiasdesign@ yahoogroups. com, <VGRANDINETTI@ ...> wrote:
>
> I received a tank with the following dimensions:
>
> length = 36"
> depth = 18 1/2"
> Height = 18 1/2"
>
> How many gallons???? is it a 50 gal? ...Ginny

• Hi all, 231 is the number of cubic inches in a gallon. Breeder tanks are also great for aquascaping as you have the extra width to play with. You have more
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Hi all,

231 is the number of cubic inches in a gallon.

Breeder tanks are also great for aquascaping as you have the extra width to play with.  You have more room for front to back transitions in plant height.

Rich Pierce

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From: anubiasdesign@yahoogroups.com [mailto:anubiasdesign@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Stuart Scott
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 3:12 PM
To: anubiasdesign@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [anubiasdesign] Re: tank size

Length X Width X Height(in inches) divided by 231= Gallons  To be more accurate use inside measurements.

Scotty

Mark wrote:

Ginny,
That's a 50 Breeder. It's the same base as a 40 breeder or a 65.
Mark

--- In anubiasdesign@ yahoogroups. com, <VGRANDINETTI@ ...> wrote:
>
> I received a tank with the following dimensions:
>
> length = 36"
> depth = 18 1/2"
> Height = 18 1/2"
>
> How many gallons???? is it a 50 gal? ...Ginny

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