WEIGHTS & MEASURES

1 gallon = 4.54 litres and weighs 10lbs. 1 cubic foot holds 6.23 gallons

1 litre = 0.22 gallons and contains 1,000 cubic centimetres (ccs) weighs 1 kilogram

AQUARIUM and POND CAPACITIES

Length X Width X Depth (in feet) X 6.25 = gallons

Length X Width X Depth (in centimetres) divided by 1000 = litres

Standard aquarium capacities (approx)

18" X 10" X 10" = 6 gallons 24" X 15" X 12" = 15 gallons

36" X 15" X 12" = 20 gallons 48" X 15" X 12" = 30 gallons

Ponds

Length X Width X Depth (in feet) X 6.25 = gallons

Where pond has different levels, divide pond into separate blocks, work out each block's capacity and total them up.

For circular ponds: surface area ( X radius X radius) X depth X 6.25 = gallons

( = 3.142)

Pond Calculations Illustrated

Conversions

Fahrenheit to Centigrade : F - 32 X 5/9 = C

Centigrade to Fahrenheit : C X 9/5 + 32 = F

MORE USEFUL FACTS

1 Imp gall = 10 lbs
1 Imp gall = 4 ltrs
1 ltr = 2 lbs
1 ltr = 1 kg
1 kg = 2 lbs

CONVERSION FACTORS

1cc = 1 gramme
1cc = 1 millilitre
568cc = 1 Imp pint
4546cc = 1 Imp gallon
1 ltr = 1.7598 imp pint
4.546 ltr = 1 Imp gallon
6 imp gall = 1 cubic ft.
28,525cc = 1 cubic ft.
28.53 ltr = 1 cubic ft.
6.47 Imp pint = 1 U.S gallon
3,675.00cc = 1 U.S gallon
3.675 ltr = 1 U.S gallon

THE WATER CONTENT OF A TYPICALLY FILLED AQUARIUM

24" x 12" x 12" = 10 imp galls = 45.64 ltr
24" x 15" x 12" = 12.5 imp galls = 57.00 ltr
30" x 15" x 12" = 19.53 imp galls = 89.14 ltr
48" x 15" x 15" = 39.01 imp galls = 178.28 ltr

THE WEIGHT OF A TYPICALLY FURNISHED AQUARIUM

24" x 12" x 12" = 50 lbs = 67 kilos
24" x 15" x 12" = 186 lbs = 83 kilos
30" x 15" x 12" = 225 lbs = 100 kilos
48" x 15" x 15" = 430 lbs = 192 kilos

APROXIMATE AQUARIUM SIZE EQUIVALENTS

12" = 300mm
15" = 380mm
18" = 450mm
24" = 600mm
30" = 760mm
36" = 900mm
48" = 1220mm
60" = 1525mm
72" = 1830mm


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