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11-16-2002, 11:02 PM
I think my gears are slipping again with this question. If I have a 50 gallon tank but with adding my rocks and stuff it only holds 30 gallons of water, do I measure my water change from the 30 gallon guesstimate or the 50 gallons?

11-16-2002, 11:28 PM
i just drain the tank down to the halfway mark, ignoring the rocks.

Paul C.
11-17-2002, 07:27 PM
NO aquarium holds the number of gallons it claims. (in my experience) Measure in inches on the [b:823049ce9f]inside of the glass[/b:823049ce9f] the width, multiply that by the length, multiply that by the height and divide by 231. This will give you a better idea of what it really holds. I have a 100 gallon tank that actually only holds about 78 gallons and a 46 gallon that only holds 40.
Hope this helps. IMOPORTANT: Measurments must be done on the inside!

11-17-2002, 08:28 PM
paul--no offense, but do you [i:7b6da587d4]really[/i:7b6da587d4] need to be that exact? :wink:

11-18-2002, 04:43 AM
okay, gotcha. Thanks all.