30 gallons = How many pounds?!?!

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30 gallons = How many pounds?!?!

Postby Jonathan » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:32 am

30 gallons = how many pounds?!
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Postby krekra » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:57 am

US gallons or UK gallons??
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Postby moocowmoneybox » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:16 am

I find it easier to work in litres for this sort of thing

30 UK gallons = 136 litres so approx 136 Kg

30 US gallons = 113 litres so approx 113 Kg

(1 litre of water = 1kg )


now with 2.2 Lbs in a kg that works out to be 299 lbs (if UK gallons) or 249 lbs (if US gallons)


Dont forget to add the weight of the tank and stand and ornaments, the above figures are just for the weight of the water.
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Postby krekra » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:18 am

Adrian your a star!! :D
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Postby Jonathan » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:21 am

US Gallon!! wow 249 lbs its to heavy man I dont know If the stand I got with the tank is going to hold it!!! its a metal stand but I dont know!!!
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Postby Angel Fish » Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:25 pm

Did the tank come with the stand or did you get it separately (from a different supplier)?
If it came with the tank, then it would have been designed to hold the tank, plus the water, plus all the bits that go inside (substrate, decor, fish etc).
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Postby Jonathan » Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:04 pm

its a second hand tank and the person I bought it from said its was the tank stand!!! I have it setup up now with all the decor and filled with water but I just have this bad feeling you know..

the stand is made out of metal and all the joints look secure haven't heard any cracks form the metal and its the same size as the tank the length and everything. its just out of balance a little bit but i have my level with me checking. I have carpet at my room so thats why!!
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Postby Angel Fish » Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:09 pm

Is the top of the stand solid or does it have a hole in the top? (Just an outer rim) If it is solid, have you put some polystyrene or something similar under the tank bottom to level it?
If it's just a rim, have you got a board of some sort (plus the polystyrene) to hold the tanks' weight?
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Postby krekra » Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:09 pm

Any chance for a picture??

If you are worried about the carpet being unlevel you can place the stand on something flat and hard like a piece of granite, slate or marble. Then if you have to shim it a little to level it it may be more stable.
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Postby Jonathan » Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:50 pm

How would I post a pic here?!?!
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Postby Jonathan » Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:07 pm

It does have a hole in the top! and I did place a board there but not the polystyrene.. I think its the carpet because it seems to be tilting foward not a lot but just a little bit.. I think the stand was made or its an aquarium stand it seems to be holding it fine havent heard any cracks and the joints seems fine the paint is not crack so its secure the only thing im afraid of is breaking in the future!

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see the legs of the stand i think its to skinny if you guys know what i mean the metal might be 1/8 tick!!!

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Postby Jonathan » Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:08 pm

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I hope this is how you post a pic here!!!
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Postby Carylnz » Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:10 pm

To show pics in photobucket, just copy the IMG tag under the pic then paste it in your post
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Postby krekra » Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:12 pm

fixed it for you :wink:
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Postby Apistogramma » Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:16 pm

Hi Jonathan,
As a side not I think it would be worth trying to get the extension lead out from under the tank and behind it so there's no chance of water running down the tank onto it. Also if you raise the extension lead off the floor on something so the power cords hang down in a loop it will stop any water running down them and into the socket.
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