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Old 01-04-2008, 10:04 PM   #1
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Bioload advice

So this is our set up

90 gal tank
w/ ~10 sump
a little over 1lb live rock per gal

Fish:
2x clowns
1x blue pseudochromis
1x copperband butterfly
1x diamond watchman goby
1x cleaner shrimp

assorted clean up crew
no corals (yet)

Question is down the road we were looking for a fish that might we might be able to add that would school. I was looking at anthias fish. Any thoughts or advise on that kind of fish and if it would be to much of a bioload for our tank?
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Keep in mind that "bioload" is pretty subjective. It will really depend on the amount of biological filtration in the tank. The more biological media (LR, LS, etc.) in a tank, the more effectively it will be able to process the waste produced by the animals. I would say the list you have is very reasonable under normal tank circumstances.
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Blue Chromis or anthias are good schoolers. As far as the copperband butterfly they are not all reef safe. I know a few that have them in a reef but I`ve known a few that had their tank wrecked by them. I would try to aim around 1.5 lbs per gallon of LR. How about a pic of the tank with the LR in it.
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