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Old 07-02-2011, 03:19 PM   #1 
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OFFICIALLY confused!!!!

So, I see that Petco has a sale on their Pet Keepers - cool, I could use one. I go on their site & look and decide on the medium at 11.75 inches x 7.75 inches by 8 inches high after I used this aquarium calculator:

http://www.firsttankguide.net/calculator.php

that tells me it is 3.2 U.S. gallons. I get it and the cardboard insert says it is 1.75 gallons!!!!

So what gives??????
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:27 PM   #2 
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US vs Imperial gallons? Geee I dunno, but that sucks!
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:31 PM   #3 
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US vs Imperial gallons? Geee I dunno, but that sucks!
Nope - U.S. gallons. Yeah, it does suck, but I can still use it. Just wanted it as an emergency back-up anyway & don't want to spend the money to send it back. "Cuz that's how I roll!
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I'm pretty sure the measurements are at the absolute largest points, so like the length and width are of the lid since that's where it's biggest, and the height includes the feet to the top of the lid. if you measure the actual area that holds water it'll be smaller than what's listed
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:03 PM   #5 
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I'm pretty sure the measurements are at the absolute largest points, so like the length and width are of the lid since that's where it's biggest, and the height includes the feet to the top of the lid. if you measure the actual area that holds water it'll be smaller than what's listed
I'm sure you're right, Tisia. I should have thought of that - it's not like I'm a newbie!!!
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:55 PM   #6 
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So, I see that Petco has a sale on their Pet Keepers - cool, I could use one. I go on their site & look and decide on the medium at 11.75 inches x 7.75 inches by 8 inches high after I used this aquarium calculator:

http://www.firsttankguide.net/calculator.php

that tells me it is 3.2 U.S. gallons. I get it and the cardboard insert says it is 1.75 gallons!!!!

So what gives??????

Shipping box size.
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:34 AM   #7 
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Lwh/231, usually always works :<
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:31 AM   #8 
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Shipping box size.
LOL - no, the shipping box was MUCH larger!!!
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:32 AM   #9 
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Lwh/231, usually always works :<
Even with that forumla, Pew, it comes out to 3.15 gallons.

Guess I will have to break down and actually measure the "tank".
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:01 AM   #10 
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That sucks!

Maybe use a gallon jug? :c if its not right, I would return out and complain!!
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