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What size (gallons) tank is this?

I just aquired a very old (but free) tank thats the same width and heigth as a typical 55g but this one is 6' instead of 4'. How many gallons do you think it is? Ive never seen one before. Its got two center braces on it otherwise nothing unusual or factory makings. And it holds water

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-21-2010, 09:51 PM
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Just multiply the dimension in inches and divide by 231.
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55 times 6 divided by 4...
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Im guessing its an old school 90g.? Any oldies out there like me remember seeing one of these? Im old enough to remember metal/ chrome rimmed tanks but I never saw one this big.

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Can't you just go online and calculate the volume through LWxH?
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Any old guys got an opinion?

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Just multiply the dimension in inches and divide by 231.
This!

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55 times 6 divided by 4...
or This!


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is that one a metal frame?
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Chances are it's around 82.5 gallons. (55 divided by two plus 55, or 55 multiplied by 3/2)
Do you know the exact dims? I've seen old 6 ft metaframe tanks before.

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I think it's what was marketed as an 85g.


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Exactly what I was looking for. Who made it? its metal/chrome framed.

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Exactly what I was looking for. Who made it? its metal/chrome framed.
Metaframe was a big manufacturer, and there was one other main one.


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If you figure it out LMK. Im trying to research the history of this tank and dont have any leads other that you posters. Thanks!!!

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Can you get a picture of the tank?

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Unfortunately no, my camera has spent all the batteries I had. Im in the process of moving so ill get one up when I get reorganized.

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