36 Bowfront Nit 36 Gals?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Tank Equipment' started by zcpetty, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. zcpetty

    zcpettyWell Known MemberMember

    Any one else notice that tanks such as Aqueon's 36 bowfront doesnt hold 36 gallons? Mine is anywhere from 36.5-37.5 gallons with room to space at the top. 36 gallons fills it to the bottom of the black plastic at the top.. anyone else experience this with Aqueon?
     
  2. BottomDweller

    BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    I think that's the case with most fish tanks. The volume on the box doesn't match the actual volume.
     
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    zcpetty

    zcpettyWell Known MemberMember

    Im 90% positive if i filled it truly full its about 40 gallons. 31+ inches long (less than half an inch past 31). 21 tall. 15.5 bow to back and 13 front to back sides.
     
  4. TwoHedWlf

    TwoHedWlfWell Known MemberMember

    Sounds about right. The quoted volume is usually not an exact number, and you're not meant to fill it all the way to the top.
     
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    zcpetty

    zcpettyWell Known MemberMember

    The plastic band is huge on the bowfront if you fill to a normal
    Level leaving an inch or so not full its over 36 gallons. I just thought it was interesting and was wondering if anyone else experienced this