# Thread: 2ft fish tank - how many litres does it hold?

1. ## 2ft fish tank - how many litres does it hold?

I just brought a 2ft fish tank for my tropical fish (when I get them for xmas).

I was wondering how many litres of water does a 2ft tank hold?

The 2 men at the shop I brought it from said its roughly 55lt but I went to a different shop after that and the girl said 90lt.

Does anyone know? I hate going to one place and being told one thing, going to the next and being told another..I wish shop assistants would just know!

And how many small tropicals should it be able to house?

Thanks

Rhiannon

2. hi there
Here's how you figure out how many litres of water your tank will hold

Length x Depth x Height of water in centimetres. I litre = 1000 cubic centimetres (i.e. 10cm x 10cm x 10cm, for example.).

Suppose your tank measured 60cm by 40cm and the depth of the water was 30cm. That is 60 x 40 x 30 = 72000 cubic centimetres, so that would be 72 litres.

How many fish is a little more difficult to answer....it depends on what type of fish you're after, wether you want different types, etc. Here's a good website to have a look at
http://www.gcas.org.au/articles/gcas/gcas_start.html

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Hi, I have a few 2ft tanks, but they house fry. I wouldnt put anything that can grow big like flying foxes or barbs. Id go for the neons and Rummy noses as they are really cute. Also you can put a fighting fish in with it as only one male. Or id even go a dwarf cichlid tank. They are small and soooo cute.
I hope this helps.
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I usually go by 1 inch (2.5cm) of fish per 4 litres of water. Make sure that you take into consideration the full grown fish too!!

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A standard size 2 ft tank holds about 60 litres.

6. Thanks guys.

I thought the girl at the other shop was a little off.

And I think I was only going to put in guppies, some gourami's, neons, catfish and a siamese fighter.

Love Rhiannon

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Sounds great. Id just watch the catfish as they can get a little big. If your going to put neons in id also put in some rummy noses as they are so beautiful. They have the red nose.
Good luck.
Haylee
P.S Just make sure you let your tank cycle first. It takes around 2 weeks.

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Just watch the fighter closely, they will sometimes go for fish which they mistake for another fighter (anything pretty). Gourami's are usually ok, but keep an eye on them too.
I love fish, have fun!

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