What’s the Weight of a Gallon of Saltwater?

Salted water weighs about 8.5 pounds per gallon. When attempting to calculate the weight of a saltwater fish tank, one should utilise a standard of 10 pounds per gallon.

The weight of the rock, tank, stand, and other accessories are taken into account when calculating the weight of a saltwater fish tank, adding an additional 1.5 pounds to the total weight.

Finding out whether the floor where the fish tank will be put can support the complete weight of the fish tank once it is filled with salt water and is fully decorated is crucial for larger fish tanks.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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