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Old 11-11-2006, 09:05 PM   #1
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Comments on my bioloads...

Just want to check am I overstocking my 132g 6 foot FOWLR tank? Currently have:

-10 blue chromis
-1 black and white bannerfish (poor man moorish idol)
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-1 cleaner wrasse
-1 yellow tang
-1 bicolor blenny
-1 twinspot goby

No snails or crabs of anykind. No corals as well. Currently using 2 canister filters, will ditch one and get a Tunze skimmer.

Am I overstocking? I am thinking of adding another 5 dispar anthias or a flame angel to get RED color in my tank which is currently lack of. Any comments or suggestions will be nice. Thanks.
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Old 11-11-2006, 11:52 PM   #2
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How much lr?
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Old 11-11-2006, 11:52 PM   #3
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I dont know if you are over or not but I believe you are getting close. IMO
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Not sure about how much lr I have but you can see my gallery.
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Old 11-14-2006, 12:14 AM   #5
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2 days after added another flame angel. water parameters:

salinity: 1.023
temp: 27 degree celcius
ammonia: 0
nitrite: 0
nitrate: 20ppm
phosphate: 0.5ppm
ph: 8.0

17 fishes now in total. One and a half month old (including cycle time) 132g 6 footer. Running metal halide FOWLR. I am currently like doing waterchange every 3 days. Because I want to reduce the nitrate and phosphate. Feeding once a day.

Can anyone comment if I am doing anything wrong? Thanks.
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My only suggestion would be to feed every other day due to your Nitrates and phosphates
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I agree, those nitrAtes could rise quickly with that many fish in there. Keep an eye out and definitely get the nitrAtes down. They are toxic over time.
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Hi Mel. I would love to do that too. But I want the fish to get healthy.

I previously feed them every other day. And when I told my LFS they laugh and cursed me so cruel to the animals. Come to think of it the yellow tang really need to be fed a lot. I want him to stay healthy so they can fight off diseases.

I am thinking of getting dispar anthias and keep feeding only once a day, may be a little in the morning before I go to work just for the anthias.

And doing so I am planning to do 10% waterchange EVERY week. I have got no problem with waterchange. I enjoy doing it anyway. That's what the RO/DI unit I bought is for.
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I wonder what they would do to me if they knew I have fed mine every other day for nine years and some of my fish are from the begining. When I say feed every other day that is the prepared food. I do sit there and put a piece of seaweed on the off days or a handful of calerpa for the tang. I dont have nothing to sell you so for me it is OK to say feed every other day. I`m just saying IME. Hope all goes well.
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I feed mine every other day, they are very happy. I agree with mel, LFS needs to make money to stay in business.....
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