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Old 01-04-2008, 09:04 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

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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