How many gallons total does BAR have? Post your total volume please

Discussion in 'Other Reef Talk' started by Guest, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Display = 25g
    "Bastard" Frag Tank = 65g
  2. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Well I tried to mentally add in the volume of rock a 180g + 55g sump minimal rock, sump about 75% full, plus big skimmer that adds another gallon or two to the mix, 10g frag tank hooked up (although I'm going to take it down soon), 80g tank + 30g sump.. so I figure 41g of live rock from my 300g estimate? I don't think I have that much in rock volume.
  3. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Good thing I have a spreadsheet for this :lol:
  4. Factor-5

    Factor-5 Guest

    I have a 20 gal right now but I'm eating a lot of ramen noodles and saving my pennies for a 75 gal with a stand.
  5. Reef Keeper

    Reef Keeper Supporting Member

    I'm trying to see which page people couldn't count past.... I give up. Smart idea that spread sheet was. That's what I call quick thinking. H)

    Do we have a number to beat yet, or is CO. still counting too?
  6. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Quality not quantity :D
  7. Knucklehead

    Knucklehead Guest

    i lost track too where it ended but here goes
    tank 1
    display =90g

    tank 2
    display 72g
    sump 15g

    tank 3
    frag tank = 180g

    tank 4
    frag tank =180g
    tank 3 & 4 share sump =100g
    grand total =667 gallons
  8. patrickb

    patrickb Supporting Member

    65 Gallon Display
    20 Sump/Refugium
  9. chicken

    chicken Guest

    Tank 1

    Tank 220g
    Sump 55g
    Fuge 100g

    Tank 2

    Tank 600g
    Sump 300g
    Fuge 200g

    Water Change Tank 900g :)
  10. nanoguy

    nanoguy Guest

    Is there a rule of thumb on how to estimate actual tank water volume?
  11. CookieJar

    CookieJar Guest

    Display = 180
    sump/ refug = 40
    frag tank = 20

    how close are we to the volume of the Academy of Sciences reef tank? :D
  12. Elite

    Elite Guest

    LOL CookieJar... I think we have enough water to fill up one of their skimmer LOL ..
  13. JRocha

    JRocha Supporting Member

    display is 240 g
    sump is 125 g
    which totals 365 but with my rocks its about 300g
  14. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    For a normal tank:
    T= thickness of glass/acrylic in inches
    D= water level drop below top edge of tank
    H= outside height dimension of tank
    W= outside width dimension of tank
    L= outside dimension of tank
    R= lbs of live rock and live sand
    overflow: highly variable depending on type and numberr (guestimate it)

    Volume in gallons = ((W-2T)*(L-2T)*(H-2T-D))/231 - R/23 - overflow "40g tank" has 3/8" acrylic, measures 36x15x16H, has no overflow, water level 1" below the top and about 25lb of rock and no sand

    ((36-2*0.375)*(15-2*0.375-1)*(16-2*0.375))/231 - 25/23 - 0 = 30 gallons

    (you can just cut and paste the formula into google and replace the letters with appropriate numbers like so

    Gresham, update me for 30 and 11
  15. guihan

    guihan Guest

    100 display + 30 sump + 210 display + 60 sump + 20 refug = 420g
  16. Reef Keeper

    Reef Keeper Supporting Member

    Thanks Tony - Thanks Nanoguy,

    This has been a long standing question for me, and am so glad to finally see the formula laid out.

    Much appreciated,
  17. nanoguy

    nanoguy Guest

    130 gal total for me.
  18. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Guest

    display - 220
    sump - 40
    frag - 40
  19. glee

    glee Guest

    about 100 gallons total water volume
  20. kvosstra

    kvosstra Guest

    ~300 for me!

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