Glass Tank Dimensions

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  1. Badger_N

    Badger_N New Member

    Glass Tank Dimensions


    • Tank Volume..........Dimensions

      2 1/2 gallon............12" x 6" x 8"
      5 gallon..................16" x 8" x 10"
      10 gallon Leader....20" x 10" x 12"
      15 gallon................24" x 12" x 12"
      15 gallon High........20" x 10" x 18"
      20 gallon High........24" x 12" x 16"
      20 gallon Long.......30" x 12" x 12"
      25 gallon.................24" x 12" x 20"
      29 gallon.................30" x 12" x 18"
      30 gallon Breeder...36" x 18" x 12"
      40 gallon Breeder...36" x 18" x 16"
      40 gallon Long........48" x 12" x 16"
      50 gallon.................36" x 18" x 19"
      55 gallon.................48" x 13" x 21"
      65 gallon.................36" x 18" x 24"
      75 gallon.................48" x 18" x 21"
      90 gallon.................48" x 18" x 24"
      125 gallon...............72" x 18" x 21"
      150 gallon...............72" x 18" x 28"
      180 Gallon...............72" x 24" x 25"


      • DaCubs adds:
        In case anyone is curious, the formula for calculating the volume of a tank based on the dimensions is:
        [length * width * height] / 231 (all measurements in inches)
        Keep in mind that you need to use the inside dimensions to be 100% accurate, not the outside. The thickness of the glass will give you a volume larger than actual if you use the outside measurements.
     
  2. burky_tc

    burky_tc Embryo

    Great post. This will be a nice quick reference for people. I think this deserves to be a STICKY!
     
  3. WTFbbqSnake

    WTFbbqSnake Embryo

    Wow this is a good post. gj
     
  4. corey

    corey Embryo

    Hello,

    Awesome post! Just 1 question, if a 48'' x 18'' x 24'' is a 90 gallon, then what is a 48'' x 24'' x 24''? Thanks!

    Corey
     
  5. Badger_N

    Badger_N New Member

    Re: RE: Glass Tank Dimensions


    100 Gallon

    heh, think I might be adding other measurements within time ;)
     
  6. burky_tc

    burky_tc Embryo

    RE: Re: RE: Glass Tank Dimensions

    bump for sticky. Quick reference for people instead of having new forums pop up with people asking
     
  7. Fiche

    Fiche GOTM Winner

    Re: RE: Glass Tank Dimensions

    Actually I'm pretty sure a 48" x 24" x 24" is a 120 gallon. :)
     
  8. Saucy

    Saucy Embryo

    RE: Re: RE: Glass Tank Dimensions

    Yep, that's a 120. We had one at work for 6 years... lol!
     
  9. jayhay

    jayhay Embryo

    RE: Re: RE: Glass Tank Dimensions

    Great post - ppl are always asking this Q. I am bookmarking it for sure and I second the sticky advice
     
  10. Krepoort

    Krepoort Embryo

    RE: Re: RE: Glass Tank Dimensions

    Nice post Badger. If it is possible to edit, I'd suggest adding the formula for calculating the gallons as well. (L*W*H) / 230 I think?
     
  11. DaCubs

    DaCubs Embryo

    RE: Re: RE: Glass Tank Dimensions

    I'll add that in to the top, Krepoort. Good idea.
     
  12. uthor

    uthor Embryo

    RE: Re: RE: Glass Tank Dimensions

    Any chance you could post inside dimensions?
     
  13. yarad3ad

    yarad3ad Embryo

    RE: Re: RE: Glass Tank Dimensions

    need help.. what is mine if the demensions are 36" x 12" x 23"
     
  14. DaCubs

    DaCubs Embryo

    RE: Re: RE: Glass Tank Dimensions

    Re-read the very first post in the thread. It includes the formula to calculate the volume of any rectangular tank. I'll quote it here for you, but you'll have to do the math. I mean, if we did all the work for you, how would you learn?! ;)
     
  15. BDgex

    BDgex Embryo

    What a great, convenient post! Thanks!
     
  16. TinyDragon32

    TinyDragon32 Embryo

    cool, this will help me build a new tank :)
     
  17. GeckoMan18

    GeckoMan18 Embryo

    Hey the Dimensions 48" x 13" x 21" is said to be a 55 gallon......is that a tall or long one.....or in other words is it really tall, or is it really wide or tall. This would really help if someone responded.

    Thanks
     
  18. teach920

    teach920 Embryo

    That would be a "Long" tank....The first number is always the "Length"..middle number is "width"(how far it goes back)...and last number is always the "Height"........(It is written that way so you can use the formula for volume....LxWxH is always equal to the volume)
     
  19. GeckoMan18

    GeckoMan18 Embryo

    Thanks! :(
     

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