Asked by: Laisa Turkov
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How much does a 30 gallon fish tank cost?

Last Updated: 30th May, 2020

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The average price varies from $30 to $500. Depending on what its made from, what extras you get, so on and so forth. I have a 5.5 gallon tank and noticed that the current was way too strong for the fish I had in there.

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In this way, how big is a 30 gallon fish tank?

Aquarium Sizes

Tank Size Outside Dimensions in Inches (L x W x H) Weight Empty and Full (lbs)
30 Gallon 36 1/4 x 12 5/8 x 16 3/4 343
38 Gallon 36 1/4 x 12 5/8 x 19 3/4 427
45 Gallon 36 1/4 x 12 5/8 x 23 3/4 515
30 Breeder 36 3/16 x 18 1/4 x 12 15/16 348

Secondly, what can live in a 30 gallon tank?

  • Cichlids (Dwarf, South African and South American)
  • Tetras.
  • Catfish species (Corys, Plecos and Otos)
  • Rainbowfish.
  • Guppies.
  • Gouramis.
  • Rasboras.
  • Mollies.

Also to know is, how many fish can I have in a 30 gallon tank?

This rule has many variations, but the most common version holds that you should stock 1 inch per 2-5 gallons of water. This means a 30-gallon tank could hold 6 to 15 1-inch fish, or 2 to 4 3-inch fish.

How much will a fish tank raise my electric bill?

Tank Size in Feet (Approx Capacity) Estimated Max Energy Usage Per Year Estimated Electricity Cost Per Year*
2' (70L) 262.5kWh $73.50
3' (160L) 600kWh $168.00
4' (213L) 799kWh $223.72
6' (425L) 1590kWh $445.20

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Can my floor support a 55 gallon aquarium?

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How do I calculate gallons?

Multiply this number by the height to determine the cubic volume in inches. For example, if you have a tank that is 12 inches in diameter and 20 inches high, the calculation looks like this: Divide the cubic volume in inches by 231 in order to find the number of gallons.

Aldair Touche

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How much does a 30 gallon tank weigh?

Mid-Sized Aquariums
Medium Aquariums
Tank Size L x W x H Filled Weight
25-gallon 24" x 12" x 20" 282 lbs.
29-gallon 30" x 12" x 18" 330 lbs.
30-gallon (breeder) 36" x 18" x 12" 348 lbs.

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How heavy is a 40 gallon tank empty?

Aquarium Weights & Sizes
SMALL AQUARIUMS
29 gallon 30" x 12" x 18" 40 lbs
30 gallon Breeder 36" x 18" x 12" 48 lbs
40 gallon Breeder 36" x 18" x 16" 58 lbs
40 gallon Long 48" x 12" x 16" 55 lbs

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Is a 75 gallon tank big?

The typical size of a 75 gallon aquarium is 48″ x 18″ x 24″. However, this can vary slightly from tank to tank. A tank of this size will weigh a lot more than smaller tanks, especially when filled. Expect your tank to be around 140lbs when empty and 850lbs when filled.

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How big is a 250 gallon fish tank?

250 Gallon Aquarium (glass)
Dimensions – 96 inches x 18 inches x 31 inches (length x width x height)

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How much does 50 gallons of water weigh?

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How many Neons can be in a 30 gallon tank?

The general rule of thumb, when stocking any aquarium, is to allow one gallon of water for each inch of fish. Therefore, in a 30 gallon tank you have enough room for 30 inches of fish. For example, you have enough room in your 30 gallon tank if you stock it with 15 two-inch neon tetras.

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Do fishes pee?

Fish urinate either through their gills or through a "urinary pore." The latter eliminates urine that has been filtered via the kidneys. Saltwater varieties excrete most urine through the gills, while freshwater fish do so through the urinary pore. Freshwater fish have to get rid of all the water they take in.

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How do fishes sleep?

The simple answer is yes! They are sleeping, and they can sleep at any time during the day or night. Fish do sleep with their eyes open, because they don't have eyelids (except for some sharks) to close! For fish, sleep is more like a resting period similar to a daydream that humans might experience.

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What's the lucky number for fish?

Most feng shui practitioners agree that the number nine is the most auspicious number, so it's no wonder that this is the favored number of fish for your tank or aquarium. The number nine is the number for prosperity, which symbolizes your wealth having a long life span.

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What saltwater fish can live in a 30 gallon tank?

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  2. Coral Beauty Angelfish.
  3. Neon Goby.
  4. Coral or Crown Goby.
  5. Dartfish or Firefish Goby.
  6. Shrimp Goby.
  7. Royal Gramma.
  8. Blue Chromis.

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How many cichlids can I put in a 30 gallon tank?

30 gallons is enough for a small cichlid, add another 3 gallons per cichlid that you add.

Maddalena Jentzen

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How much gravel do I need for a 30 gallon tank?

30-Gallon Standard
This calculates to a base area of 432 square inches, which equates to approximately 43.2 lbs. of gravel. Being a few pounds off won't hurt the tank, so you can use 40 and be just fine.

Buddy Rateau

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How do I move a large fish tank?

For longer moves or larger fish, transport them in large buckets. Make sure the buckets are clean and haven't been used to store any harsh chemicals. Fill the buckets with water from the tank and then add in your fish, with 3-4 fish per bucket. Tape the list shut to prevent any spills during the move.

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Can I put an Oscar in a 30 gallon tank?

Never put an Oscar in a 30 gallon tank, unless you have no feelings for the creature and don't mind its suffering.

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How many goldfish can I put in a 30 gallon tank?

Fancy goldfish require more space so you would fit 2 fancy goldfish in a 30 gallon tank or a 20 gallon tank but we don't recommend that for the long term. Fish love their space and space is one of the foundations to a happy fish.