During celebrations, gatherings or parties, we often decorate our places with the best possible accommodating design for our visitors. Friends, relatives and even colleagues come to your place to party. One way to make your place fun and lively is by putting balloons on the floor, on the ceiling or even **make a balloon arch**. Balloons can create an exciting and fun atmosphere. You can also play water balloons with your friends. If you need to fill helium to a large amount of balloons you should consider using a balloon air machine.

## But have you ever wondered how many balloons can a helium tank fill?

A standard helium tank with a size of 14.9 cubic feet jumbo helium balloon tank can inflate atleast 50 pieces of 9-inch latex balloons, approximately 27 pieces of 11-inch latex balloons or an estimation of 27 pieces 18-inch balloons of foil or mylar. The balloons that are made up of Latex can last floating in air for at least 5 to 7 hours. The balloons that are made up of foil or mylar can last floating in air for at least four days. Although other external factors such as temperature and height can affect the floating **time of helium filled balloons**. This type of helium tank is excellent for baby showers, birthday parties, graduations and even school events.

A 0.25 cubic meter tank can fill around 30 pieces of 23-centimeter normal balloons, 15 pieces of 30-centimeter normal balloons, 3 pieces of 60-centimeter normal balloons. For mega balloons with size of 90 centimeters, the 0.25 cubic meter tank can fill 1 and a half piece. For foil balloons with 45 centimeters of size, an approximation of 16 pieces can be made. On the other hand, 90 centimeters sized foil balloons can fill up to 6 pieces at max.

A 0.42 cubic meter tank can fill around 50 pieces of 23-centimeter normal balloons, 25 pieces of 30-centimeter normal balloons, 5 pieces of 60-centimeter normal balloons. For mega balloons with size of 90 centimeters, the 0.25 cubic meter tank can fill 2 and a half piece. For foil balloons with 45 centimeters of size, an approximation of 28 pieces can be made. On the other hand, 90 centimeters sized foil balloons can fill up to 10 pieces at max.

In **making a balloon archway**, a recommendation of at least 192 latex balloons are required in order to build a professional looking balloon archway. But it would always depend on the owner’s choice if the balloon arch is not high enough or fancy enough. For the arch, 128 pieces of 11-inch latex balloons are suggested. For the columns, the rings can hold about 4 balloons. For each column, there are probably 8 rings so therefore the number per column is 32 balloons. So all in all the recommended number of balloons in making an archway is 192 pieces of11-inch latex balloons.

(To achieve the best form of the arch, it is recommended that the inflation of 11-inch latex balloons must be around 10 to 10 and a half inches.)