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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #27

>Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 08:53:00 -0500
>From: jaredmarkw at mindspring_com
>Subject: Volume, size and "size"
>There is another issue to be careful of when calculating your
>volume. Don't take the manufacturer's "size" as your starting

Actually, there might be some truth to the manufacturer's claims. Well,
"marketing truth", at least. 

I was puzzled over the "gallon capacity" claims some time ago and did some
rigorous experiments to determine what was going on. On two particular
tanks that I had at the time, if you measured the *outside* dimensions of
the tank, including trim and all, the measurements actually worked to 90
gallons and 55 gallons, as stated. Thus the "size" of the tank referred to
the capacity of the shipping container the tank came in. Or would have come
in if they actually came in containers. 

George Booth, Ft. Collins, Colorado (booth at frii_com)