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Old January 19th 07, 12:56 PM posted to alt.garden.pond.chat
Julia Royce
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I 'inherited' a pond full of fish when I bought our house last year. One of
the fish has developed an ulcer and I have got Bacteradd but the pond is
shaped like a footprint without the toes and I have no idea how to calculate
it's capacity in order to measure the dose. Can anyone help me with a
formula or something?

Thank you very much.


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Old January 20th 07, 01:49 PM posted to alt.garden.pond.chat
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Default Pond capacity - help needed

I wish I could help you there, I have downloaded lost of information on
pond keeping and will look to see if I have anything on it.... Is
this fish a very large fish? You might also do a salt bath but you do
have to consider the size of the fish. Picking them up out of the
water places a lot of weight on their systems. Good luck!!


Julia Royce wrote:
I 'inherited' a pond full of fish when I bought our house last year. One of
the fish has developed an ulcer and I have got Bacteradd but the pond is
shaped like a footprint without the toes and I have no idea how to calculate
it's capacity in order to measure the dose. Can anyone help me with a
formula or something?

Thank you very much.


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Old January 22nd 07, 01:29 AM posted to alt.garden.pond.chat
Carolyn LeCrone
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A way to "guess" the capacity of the pond is to measure the length and width
of the pond and find their average. This number could approximate a
diameter; divide by two to find a radius. Measure the depth at a low point
and high point and average. Multiply radius times radius times 3.14 times
the depth to find volume. You will have to find a conversion from cubic
feet or inches or whatever to gallons. I don't remember that conversion.
Carolyn
"Julia Royce" wrote in message
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I 'inherited' a pond full of fish when I bought our house last year. One of
the fish has developed an ulcer and I have got Bacteradd but the pond is
shaped like a footprint without the toes and I have no idea how to
calculate it's capacity in order to measure the dose. Can anyone help me
with a formula or something?

Thank you very much.



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Old January 22nd 07, 08:50 AM posted to alt.garden.pond.chat
Beer Rock
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Default Pond capacity - help needed

Try http://www.worldofwater.com/pond_volume.htm and as said below - use the
averages - it should at least give you a +10%/-10% estimate

"Carolyn LeCrone" wrote in message
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A way to "guess" the capacity of the pond is to measure the length and
width of the pond and find their average. This number could approximate a
diameter; divide by two to find a radius. Measure the depth at a low
point and high point and average. Multiply radius times radius times 3.14
times the depth to find volume. You will have to find a conversion from
cubic feet or inches or whatever to gallons. I don't remember that
conversion.
Carolyn
"Julia Royce" wrote in message
...
I 'inherited' a pond full of fish when I bought our house last year. One
of the fish has developed an ulcer and I have got Bacteradd but the pond
is shaped like a footprint without the toes and I have no idea how to
calculate it's capacity in order to measure the dose. Can anyone help me
with a formula or something?

Thank you very much.





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Old January 27th 07, 11:18 PM posted to alt.garden.pond.chat
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On Jan 19, 5:56 am, "Julia Royce" wrote:
I 'inherited' a pond full of fish when I bought our house last year. One of
the fish has developed an ulcer and I have got Bacteradd but the pond is
shaped like a footprint without the toes and I have no idea how to calculate
it's capacity in order to measure the dose. Can anyone help me with a
formula or something?

Thank you very much.


OH yah 1 cubic foot holds 7.481 u.s.gallons so
actual cubic feet

times 7.481 =

actual u.s.gallons
dont mention it happy calculating and dont let anyone
take your

energy!!!!
from the man of mostly dirt and water the muddy
mudman SCOTT

 




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