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Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Converting inches? To volume
« on: December 03, 2015, 05:52:18 pm »
Hi
I need to convert the volume of a container (could empty it but it's got fish in it), into litres, any idea of a formula?
Box is 13" x 20 x 8, it's a temporary home for some goldfish and I need a suitably sized pump and filter. Water is the 8"deep so another inch or so eventually. I make that 2080 cubic inches, or
32,500 cubic centimetres,  now my head is spinning, i'm sure it should be simple but I can't see it ::)
Hope someone can advise ?
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nimbusllama

  • Joined Nov 2010
  • Near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Re: Converting inches? To volume
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2015, 06:15:18 pm »
Have you tried a converter on Google... I use it for lots of things..

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Converting inches? To volume
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2015, 06:22:27 pm »
I agree with your 2080 cu in.  Not sure where you get the 32,500 ccs.  One inch is 2.54 cm, so 1 cubic inch is 16.4 ccs, making 2080 cu inches equal to 34,085 ccs.

1cc = 1ml.  1 litre = 1000ml.

Therefore your tank at 8" deep is holding 34.085 litres.  Another 1" depth would add approx. 4.26 litres.  (1/8 of 34.085.)

Does that help?
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Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Converting inches? To volume
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2015, 06:35:49 pm »
I agree with your 2080 cu in.  Not sure where you get the 32,500 ccs.  One inch is 2.54 cm, so 1 cubic inch is 16.4 ccs, making 2080 cu inches equal to 34,085 ccs.

1cc = 1ml.  1 litre = 1000ml.

Therefore your tank at 8" deep is holding 34.085 litres.  Another 1" depth would add approx. 4.26 litres.  (1/8 of 34.085.)

Does that help?
Thanks Sally
I converted inches to centimetres
32.5 x 50 x 20

Holds more than I thought  :)


Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Converting inches? To volume
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2015, 10:29:24 am »
Yes, 34 litres  :thumbsup:
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pharnorth

  • Joined Nov 2013
  • Cambridgeshire
Re: Converting inches? To volume
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2015, 07:30:56 pm »
Penninehillbilly, whenever you need to convert volume to litres easiest way is to measure in centimetres then use the 1000cm3 equals 1litre to convert.

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Converting inches? To volume
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2015, 09:45:34 pm »
Thanks all, pump ordered  :thumbsup:
I thought cc =ml but I wasn't sure.

 

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