Cylindrical Aquarium Liter Calculation
To calculate the volume of your cylindrical aquarium, fill in the necessary fields and click the calculate button.
Rounded Aquarium Liter Calculation
To calculate the volume of your rounded aquarium, fill in the necessary fields and click the calculate button.
How to Use the Aquarium Liter Calculation Tool?
To determine how many liters of water your aquarium holds, follow the steps below:
- Choose the shape of your aquarium: Assuming you have a standard rectangular aquarium, select the rectangular option from the tabs on the calculation tool.
- Enter the dimensions of your aquarium: Refer to the illustration in the tool and measure the length, depth, and height of your aquarium. Let’s assume a length of 50cm, depth of 30cm, and height of 30cm.
- The aquarium liter calculator finds the net volume: Based on the example measurements, your aquarium will have a volume of 45 liters.
Please note that this tool calculates the volume of the aquarium based on exact dimensions, showing the approximate volume if it’s filled 100% with water. Items like sand, gravel, decor, glass thickness, and rocks aren’t included in the calculation. Lastly, remember not to fill your aquarium completely.
How to Measure an Aquarium?
Based on the shape of your aquarium, we’ve marked the areas to measure on the illustration provided in our liter calculation tool. For a rectangular aquarium, L = length, D = depth, H = height. There are also illustrations for cylindrical and rounded aquariums, guiding you to take accurate measurements.
Aquarium Volume Calculation Formula
Knowing the amount of water your aquarium can hold is essential for treatments or fertilization for fish and plants. Furthermore, it’s crucial for the correct filtration, heater, and fish species selection.
Volume (V)=Length (L)×Width (W)×Height (H)
- For rectangular aquariums:
- Volume (V)=Length (L)×Width (W)×Height (H)
- V is the volume of the aquarium.
- L is the length of the aquarium.
- W is the width of the aquarium.
- H is the height of the aquarium.
- For example, a rectangular aquarium measuring 50cm × 40cm × 30cm will hold 60 liters.
- For cylindrical aquariums:
- Volume (V)=π×r2×h
- V is the volume of the aquarium.
- π (pi) is a mathematical constant approximately equal to 3.14159.
- r is the radius of the cylinder (half of the diameter).
- ℎ is the height (or depth) of the cylinder.
- For front rounded aquariums:
- 1. Rectangular Portion:
- Volume (V1)=Length (L)×Width (W)×Height (H)Volume
- (V1)=Length (L)×Width (W)×Height (H)
- 2. Rounded (Bow) Portion:
- To calculate the volume of the cylindrical segment, you can use the formula for the volume of a cylinder and then divide by 2, because the bow-front is essentially half of a cylinder.
- Volume (V2)=21×π×r2×h
- Where r is the radius of the bow and ℎh is the height.
- Total Volume:
- Total Volume (V)=V1+V2
- However, this method is a simplified approach. It assumes that the bow front has a perfect semicircular shape, which might not always be the case. For more complex bow fronts or for exact measurements, you might require more intricate geometry or specialized formulas.
How many liters can a 50 cm aquarium hold?
For a commonly manufactured standard aquarium measuring 50cm × 30cm × 20cm, it will hold 30 liters. Exact measurements of the aquarium are essential for accurate liter calculation. You can use our calculator tool if you know the measurements of your aquarium.
Is it necessary to calculate aquarium liters?
Yes, if you want to have an aquarium and keep fish, you must determine its volume. Many factors, such as the number of fish, appropriate fish species, filtration, and heater, depend on knowing the volume of your aquarium.