Vote for BP.Net for the 2013 Forum of the Year! Click here for more info.

» Site Navigation

» Home
 > FAQ


» Today's Birthdays

» Stats

Members: 64,923
Threads: 239,505
Posts: 2,488,590
Top Poster: JLC (31,652)
Welcome to our newest member, xxytxx
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    05-13-2007
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Tub sizes vs actual capacity

    I was wondering if when someone says a 12qt tub is it actually 12 qts? because it says a 6qt is 14 1/2"L x 8"W x 4 5/8"H and on a tank capacity calculator it turns out to be ~2.3099 and 6qts is 1.5 gallons isn't it?
    rubbermaid is 3.3x8x6.5in which is ~2.99 qts still not correct.

    maybe I am forgetting how many qts are in a gallon i thought 4

    tub sizes here:
    http://www.sterilite.com/Category.ht...uctCategory=38
    and
    http://www.rubbermaid.com/rubbermaid...d=HPProd100200
    I am wondering because when I measuered my tub sizes on a tank calculator it said ~3gallons which is 12 qts. my tank is 13x9x6 and I want a baby ball is this too small?

    So how do they measure it?

  2. #2
    BPnet Veteran lord jackel's Avatar
    Join Date
    06-09-2006
    Location
    Not sure anymore
    Posts
    2,241
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 55 Times in 19 Posts
    Images: 9

    Re: Tub sizes vs actual capacity

    If memory serves when storage tubs first came out they used a measurement of usable space not actual capacity (they had handles that got in the way and such) and not the actual volume and it just sort of stuck.


    The tub you have will work for a young Ball Python...at about a year you will want to move them up to a 28qt and any snake over 1500 grams would do best in a 41qt.

    Hope this helps.
    Sean

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.1