Well, is that a request?
If you think it is needed I can make one up.
I think if we combine the formula for finding the gal
capacity of a hex tank and the sand depth calculators we can get a good close guess.
First you need the measurements like you was gonna find the capacity of a hex. So you would need
- Depth - How deep a sand bed you want in inches
Diameter - The diameter of your tank. (Measure this from panel to panel vs corner to corner.)
Panel - The length of one panel
The weight of 1 sq inch of sand (i use .05750)
With that done then use the following forumla
Originally Posted by Hex sand depth formula
Or more simplified
(Panel * (Diameter/2)) = A
A * 6 = B
B * Depth = C
C * .05750 = Weight of sand to acheve a specific depth in Hex tank.
Now I am just guessing that this is correct based upon the math for the sand depth and the math for the hex capacity. But in theory if you find the number of square inches in a specific depth and then multiply by the weight of the sand then it should work.
Since the hex calculator find the total sq inches of the tank and then divides this by the number of sq inches in a galion then it should be close.