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Old 11-11-2013, 12:00 AM   #1
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29 Gallon Saltwater

My current build is a 29 Gallon fish-only
Current stock:
1 lawnmower blend
1 snowflake clown
1 occelaris clown
1 green chromie
1 yellow chromie
1 snowflake moray eel
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:07 AM   #2
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My current build is a 29 Gallon fish-only
Current stock:
1 lawnmower blend
1 snowflake clown
1 occelaris clown
1 green chromie
1 yellow chromie
1 snowflake moray eel
Any comments/suggestions?
I'd rehome the eel for sure. It will outgrow that tank and probably eat half your fish. Do you have live rock in the tank?
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Plenty of life rock, 5-8 lbs, haven't had any problem with fish being eaten, but I fear he might outgrow it, got him as a baby.
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Plenty of life rock, 5-8 lbs, haven't had any problem with fish being eaten, but I fear he might outgrow it, got him as a baby.
How old is the tank? General rule is one lb per gal. You can add base rock for the rest
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The tank is about 14 months old, probably have about 10 inches of fish so far, should I keep stocking or would that be the maximum amount?
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I would say stocked if you rehome the eel. It gets to large for that tank. With the eel it is definitely overstocked.
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I agree with rehoming the eel. It will outgrow that tank and it will eventually go after the Chromis (at least). The "inches of fish" is really more of a freshwater thing. For salt, you have to look more at the types of fish and what they add to the bioload. I would say if you lose the eel, you might be okay adding one more fish/goby as long as it is small.
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5-8 pounds of live rock is nowhere near "plenty". You should have at least 1 pound per gallon.
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5-8 pounds of live rock is nowhere near "plenty". You should have at least 1 pound per gallon.
+1000 my 210 has over 300 lbs of rock in the DT and another ~30 in the sump.
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I'd took the advice given to me by you guys, the eel is rehomed, was becoming a hazard on my water quality anyways, but is the live rock completely necessary might have more then 5-8 I would say appx. 2/5 of the tank is filled with it
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