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

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  1. Otakuthugster

    Otakuthugster Guest

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

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    Quality not quantity :D
     
  7. Knucklehead

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    i lost track too where it ended but here goes
    tank 1
    display =90g
    sump=30g

    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

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    65 Gallon Display
    20 Sump/Refugium
     
  9. chicken

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    Tank 1

    Tank 220g
    Sump 55g
    Fuge 100g


    Tank 2

    Tank 600g
    Sump 300g
    Fuge 200g

    Water Change Tank 900g :)
     
  10. nanoguy

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

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    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

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

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

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    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

    So..my "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
    Example


    Gresham, update me for 30 and 11
     
  15. guihan

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

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    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,
    Joel
     
  17. nanoguy

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    130 gal total for me.
     
  18. drdoolittle

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

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    about 100 gallons total water volume
     
  20. kvosstra

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    ~300 for me!
     

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