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11-10-2008, 10:21 AM   #16
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Here's a formula: Gallons in Aquarium:

To determine the number of gallons in a rectangular aquarium:
• Length (in inches) x Width (in inches) x Height (in inches) / 231
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5000 square feet= 70.7 feet X 70.7 feet

so (70.7 X 12") Length X (70.7 X 12") Width X .5" Height / 231

848.4" X 848.4" X .5 / 231= 1557.97 gallons to cover 5000 square feet with 1/2" of water.

Does this look correct to everyone?

It takes 1558 gallons of water to cover a 5000 square foot area with a 1/2" of water. No wonder my water bill is so high. I'm watering 44,000 square feet. That's 27,400 gallons a week.

Please, let me know if this is correct. That's a lot of water, especially at \$3.00/1000 gallons

 11-10-2008, 10:23 AM #17 Newbie   Join Date: Oct 2008 Posts: 18 Rewards Points: 32 Yep now we are on the same page. 40 gallons was way too low.
 11-10-2008, 10:35 AM #18 Newbie   Join Date: Oct 2008 Posts: 18 Rewards Points: 32 What are water prices for the other readers around the country?

11-10-2008, 03:30 PM   #19
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 Originally Posted by dae06 Yep now we are on the same page. 40 gallons was way too low.
I was typing faster than I was thinking.

11-10-2008, 04:04 PM   #20
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 Originally Posted by jerryh3 I was typing faster than I was thinking.
Then you're one step ahead of me. I type much slower than I am thinking.

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