it seems like we have general formula's based mostly on "per gallon". for instance, 1 fish per 5 gals, 5% to 10% water change per week, 1 cleaner crew member per gal
, etc. anyway, you get the idea.
i am sure this is obvious to you folks, but it seems that much of the water volume is displaced by LR
. in particular, i see posts that recommend that tangs should not be used in tanks 55 gals or smaller. i completely understand the reasoning, however, if a 75 gal
tank has 40% of its water volume offset by LR
and a 55 gal
tank has only 10% of its volume offset by LR
, then the 55 gal
tank is, by far, more suitable than the 75 gal
tank. this also goes for bio-load and other things, like heating wattage.
well anyway, even though this may be obvious, i notice that advice given doesn't normally factor this in. so would you folks agree that this is an important factor when making decisions? i am new so maybe i am just off base on this, but i am sure i will get a welcomed correction.
- 75 gal
Amiracle SL-350 Wet/Dry (no bio-balls)
AquaC EV-180 Skimmer w/Mag 7
2ea Maxi-Jet 1200 & 2ea Maxi-Jet 900 PH
Captive Purity Refractometer w/Calibrator
LCD Digital 250 W Titanium Heater
48in Coralife 4x65 watt PC
Won Pro Heat II
Tunz level alarm
Approx. 200lbs Sand (3-4" DSB
unit - 110 GPD
Please feel free to advise me!