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

1. ## 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??  Reply With Quote

2. 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.  Reply With Quote

3. 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 )

HTH  Reply With Quote

4. Originally Posted by a4twenty 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 )

HTH

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