Pisces Math/Science Challenge

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If you are a Pisces, you probably like fish. A well-balanced home aquarium, with colorful and happy fish, can give you lots of fun. It can also give the impression of being in the water.

What kind of aquarium do you need? That depends on the space you have. It will also depend on how strong your furniture is. To hold an aquarium, you need a sturdy and balanced stand. That will prevent the weight from shifting once the aquarium is filled with water.

One gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds (lbs). Lets say you have an 11-gallon tank that weighs 1.5 lbs empty. That aquarium would weigh approximately 85 lbs (84.90 rounded off) if you placed 10 gallons of water into it.

How it works:

8.34 lbs X 10 gallons = 83.4 lbs.

83.4 lbs + 1.5 lbs = 84.9 lbs (85 lbs rounded off).

How many pounds would a table hold with an 2 lb aquarium filled with 13 gallons of water? It would hold 110 lbs.

How it works:

8.34 lbs X 13 gal = 108.42 lbs (Rounded off to 108)

108 lbs + 2 lb (the weight of the unit itself) = 110 lbs.

For happy fish and plants, you will also need a light in your aquarium. Fluorescent bulbs emit various spectrums of light waves. Some of those will encourage plant growth, including algae.

The wattage required for best plant growth depends upon the size of the tank. The rule-of-thumb is 1.5 watts per gallon of water. Therefore, a 30 gallon tank would require a 40 watt bulb, or a pair of 20 watt bulbs.

MATH/SCIENCE CHALLENGE Remember: 1 lb = 16 ounces (oz)