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    I am no math wiz, but how much water is in a 160 gal instant sea salt pale?

    I am curious. I find doing water changes with these pales, EASY as heck. I did 3 pales of water changes tonight. Yes...i actually went down to the beach and grabbed REAL ocean water!
    But I would like to know how much one pale holds.

    Anyone have an idea??
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    well.. i would measure and use a marker on the line.. its most likely 4Gallon.
    best thing is using a more precice method, fill the container to the desired level, count it put a marker line on the water edge and write the G rating on it.. much easier and more precice. They changed bucket types a few times over the years.. so the same 160G might be a bit taller or sometimes narrower.. so measure them individually.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    either take a known measuring device ( 2L picture, measuring cup ) and fill the container then add up the numbers.

    or the volume = r sq. * pi * h divided by 231

    r = 1/2 of the diameter of the pail in inches. if the pail is tapered then measure at the half way mark. ( good enough and we don't have to get to technical )

    sq. = squared so r * r

    pi = 3.142

    h = the height of water in inches

    then you divide by 231 ( the number of cubic inches in a gallon )



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    Quote Originally Posted by a4twenty View Post
    either take a known measuring device ( 2L picture, measuring cup ) and fill the container then add up the numbers.

    or the volume = r sq. * pi * h divided by 231

    r = 1/2 of the diameter of the pail in inches. if the pail is tapered then measure at the half way mark. ( good enough and we don't have to get to technical )

    sq. = squared so r * r

    pi = 3.142

    h = the height of water in inches

    then you divide by 231 ( the number of cubic inches in a gallon )



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    200 gal power fussion skimmer

    1 firefish, 1 wrasse, 1 juvi yellow tang, 1 watchman gobi
    70 pounds free Live sand,200 pounds free Live rock
    1 power heads,

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