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New tank! Need some info???

I just got a new tank from a friend. It is 48"x18"x18. How many gallons is that? How much eco compleat will I need?

Thanks for you help in advace!

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that would be a 68 gallon tank, or I guess known as a 75? But it holds 68 gallons. You will need 96lbs of eco-complete for a 2" bed. HTH
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Put this : http://www.plantedtank.net/substratecalculator.html and this : http://animal-world.com/encyclo/info.../calculate.htm in your favorite

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Thanks for the info guys... I am guessing it is more along the lines of a 55gallon.... It has odd corners! Ahhh... here is a pic to help figure it out!


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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-22-2004, 11:41 PM
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wow that shape is GREAT... thinking of a 54 pentagon or hexagon tank
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-23-2004, 12:32 AM
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Thats an interesting looking tank... should be fun to aquascape.
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Is that the Oceanic logo I see? I need a friend like that! Must be one of their custom jobs, or perhaps it predated bow fronts.

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It is indeed a oceanic! The girl I got it from had tons of money and no clue what to do with it. She also gave me a wet dry sump with all the plumbing, a uv and a bunch of random stuff. She had it salt water for a while, then fresh, then gave up. I have no use for much of what she gave me other than the tank and stand! I guess oceanic is a good label?

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I like Oceanic stand. Their wood selections are excellent especially the Cherry wood ones although a bit pricey.

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Great find there! Oceanic makes awesome tanks, especially for marine applications.

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you can use the UVS too...
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