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Old 03-14-2011, 11:14 PM   #1
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volumn in custom sump/refugium

I built an acrylic sump/refugium;I would like to know exactly how much water is in it
It is close to 30 gallons I guess but like to know what is the formula to figure it out. The dimensions are 45L◊12w◊15h. Thanks everyone
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:19 PM   #2
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If you go to the custom tank build forum section there's a link to a site that if you type the dimensions it will give you the number of gallons to the decimal.
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:39 PM   #3
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Thanks I appreciate the reply
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:22 AM   #4
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Yep no problem. Let me know if you have trouble finding it an I'll take a look.
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:29 AM   #5
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Yeah im sorry I can't find it im new to forums and I can barely respond to your reply
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:59 AM   #6
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http://www.garf.org/tank/buildtank.asp

That should be the link. Hope it helps.
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:11 PM   #7
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Or just use simple math:

The volume is: 45"x12"x15"/231 = 35 US Gallons.

If the sump is not full (the way it should be) then substitute your actual water depth for the 15" height to get the actual water volume.
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:17 PM   #8
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Thanks for all your help. I really do appreciate it. Yeah the water level isn't all the way full. I accounted for the over flow. Thanks again.
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