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Old 07-06-2005, 12:11 PM   #1
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Adopted new tank mates - potential problem

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A friend of mine tore down his tank and was getting rid of his fish. He only had two remaining, and I have adopted them. I felt it was better than giving them to the LFS near him because they have awful tanks. Also, I have very little bio-load currently (check profile for inhabitants). So, here's the problem. I have a 72G bowfront and I just inherited a juv. Koran Angel and a small Sailfin Tang.

I understand that this tank is not suitable for either of these fish in the long-run, but both are under 3" currently. The two fish get along great together and are eating well. How long do you think I have before they become too big for this tank. I, like many others, do plan to upgrade my tank, but that is easily 1-2 years away.

Please let me know what you think. I will post pics as soon as I can, they are gorgeous fish.

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Old 07-06-2005, 12:40 PM   #2
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I would say you have a year or so..
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Old 07-06-2005, 01:41 PM   #3
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You'll be able to tell when they're too big.
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Old 07-06-2005, 03:38 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advice so far.

A question about bio-load too. I have a Flame angel in QT that I had planned on adding to the tank. Am I overstocked at the time being or is it ok to add him too (he only has 2 weeks left in QT)? I am already working on a new plan based on these new additions, but I'd hate to take back this beautiful fish.

Please help me out.

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Sorry to bump, but does anyone have an opinion on whether my bio-load will be ok for the next 8-10 months with this addition? I have about 130 lbs of LR.

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Old 07-07-2005, 04:34 PM   #6
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Just make sure you have a good skimmer, and plenty of filtration and you should be fine for a while. I have a Flame as well, and absolutely love him!

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