Okay so yesterday I went and picked up someone's old supposedly 35 gallon hexagonal saltwater tank. Well I bring it home, and man that thing is massive. How can it only be 35 gallons?? So I've been trying to find a calculator online to determine the gallons but I'm getting two different answers... and I'm thinking I could be measuring incorrectly. How exactly do you measure a hex tank? What is the length? They have six sides. Is it the size of one side x 6?
Aquarium Volume Calculator
that site there is telling me the tank is 54 gallons... with the height being 29, the number of sides being 6, and the width of each panel being 12 inches.
Hexagon Aquarium Calculation Tools
This site says it's only 47 gallons. That being the width of one side being 12 inches. What does the width of one side mean? I thought width was like dept... but maybe I'm confused?? How do I measure the width? Could I be doing it wrong?
Either way, it doesn't seem as if those dimensions are of any standard tank... which leads me to believe how I measured it was not correct. Any advice would be well appreciated.