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im not sure if there's any way to calculate this...

but i was asking around and my friend said that she has a fish tank thats about

2-3 feet long and about 1 foot deep, and that she'd be willing to sell it to me.

i was just curious as to about how many gallons is this?

can anyone give me a rough estimate?

i'm not sure how to figure it out really.

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Here is a link to a calculator I found. It seems you have a 25gallon tank

http://www.Not Allowed/ConversionCalculator.htm

this is quoted from br553 a few topics down.

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How tall is it?
she says its about a foot tall.
Here is a link to a calculator I found. It seems you have a 25gallon tankhttp://www.Not Allowed/ConversionCalculator.htm
this is quoted from br553 a few topics down.
ooohh, that is SO HELPFUL! thank you so much for that =]

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That will be a nice free tank :D

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That would be between 15 and 22 gal (I'm really glad it isn't as hard to calculate when using the metric system).

Make sure you post some pictures once you have set it up ;) .

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That would be between 15 and 22 gal (I'm really glad it isn't as hard to calculate when using the metric system).

I still remember (more than 15 years ago, I'm getting old :D ) that the teacher once poured 1 litre in a cubic decimetre (dm?) to explain volumes and prove that 1 litre equals 1dm?.

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the tank actually turned out to be 36"x16"x17"

which calculates to about 42 gallons!!!

:Aquarium11:

but unfortunately, my mom wont let me set up that big of a tank =[

she says it will make my room too humid...

but i'm keeping it anyway, because i know when i move out,

i am DEFINITELy setting that tank up somewhere

..or possibly if i can convince my mother :thumbup2:

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but unfortunately, my mom wont let me set up that big of a tank =[

she says it will make my room too humid...

but i'm keeping it anyway, because i know when i move out,

i am DEFINITELy setting that tank up somewhere

..or possibly if i can convince my mother :thumbup2:

y dont u just put a glass canopy on it? That would solve ur problem :)

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y dont u just put a glass canopy on it? That would solve ur problem :)

hmm...

how do i find one that will fit on the tank i'm getting?

because it used to house a turtle and the covering is one of those wire meshes that slides on the top.

how are the glass canopies attached?

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Well, I don't know about a glass canopy, but a hood would solve the humidity problem. (Maybe Shamu and I are talking about the same thing?)

I'm talking about something that looks like this: aquarium-hood.gif

It really stops evaporation by a lot, when you keep the feeding hatch closed. They leave space on the back to have filters and such. And you can usually buy them at pet stores, around the tanks. Just get one that matches the measurements of the top of your tank. I bought one by itself for my 10-gallon tank.

My hoods/canopies have 2 pieces to them: a plastic and glass piece that sits on the inside lip over the tank and includes the top door, and the other piece is the light. The light sits over the glass rectangle, so it lights the tank.

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The hood would work or the glass tops. ccccc or P E T C O would carry them. For that size it might cost ya 20 or so bucks. I also had glass cut at a glass shop for a few of my tanks. Its a little cheaper. I doubt your room would be humid. I have a 150 gallon in my living room and it isn't humid out here. My boys have a 55 in there room and never noticed it. I hope your mom changes her mind. You can't turn down a free tank ;)

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It really stops evaporation by a lot, when you keep the feeding hatch closed. They leave space on the back to have filters and such. And you can usually buy them at pet stores, around the tanks. Just get one that matches the measurements of the top of your tank. I bought one by itself for my 10-gallon tank.

My hoods/canopies have 2 pieces to them: a plastic and glass piece that sits on the inside lip over the tank and includes the top door, and the other piece is the light. The light sits over the glass rectangle, so it lights the tank.

when you say there's a space for the filters on the back...

is it an actual opening where some evaporation can escape?

because i have a filter that hangs on the back. just curious =]

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I hope your mom changes her mind. You can't turn down a free tank ;)

I HOPE SO TOOoo "/

im trying my hardest to give solutions to all her objections...

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a glass canopy is an aquarium hood made out of glass, and u get a seperate light strip. U can look around pet stores for one that fits ur tank or get one custom made :) at the back u put a plastic strip that u can cut to fit the filters :) i'll get some pics of mine soon for ya if u like :)

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ok i'll post some later today :D

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ok here's the pics :D

on the 46 gallon:

IMG_2020.jpg

and here u can see how u cut the plastic part to fit the filter, u can fit pretty much any filter, I have 2 aquaclear 50's, a canister filter and an internal filter on here, and much larger filters on the 125

IMG_2021.jpg

and here on the 125 gallon, I have 3 glass canopies on here but the pic shows only one of them

IMG_2022.jpg

and just add a light strip :D

IMG_2023.jpg

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thank you SO much for those pictures! that really helps a lot. i'm not sure if that opening where the filter is will bother my mom, but it's worth a try =]

again, i really appreciate it :thanks

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no problem :) and u can always cut the opening smaller so that the water just makes it into the tank lol. I have 11 tanks, the 2 biggest being 46 and 125 gallons and we've never really had a humidity problem :)

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