Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-03-2012, 08:57 PM   #21
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 312
That rule does not apply for saltwater tanks at all. Also as the tank size inceases u can add more like take a 55g tank a pair of clowns two reef safe wrasses and thro in a blenny or a goby and ur at ur limit. Now u have a 150 you could get away with adding more then 3 times that amt of fish mass due to a more lr volume sump size more filtration. There is no def answer to the infamous "how many fish?" As long as u add your live stock at a slow pace and your levels maintain stable and everything seems happy and stress and disease free you can prb get away with adding another fish. As long as u get fish that belong in whatever size tank u have.

Sry about the ramble you just see this question so many times. And really as a tank owner only you know if your tank can handle another fish. If u see disease bad algae growth or you have been having bad luck adding additional fish don't do it but if your tank is doing well go for.
__________________

__________________
FDshoes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 09:46 PM   #22
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Hardridge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 410
Quote:
Originally Posted by FDshoes
That rule does not apply for saltwater tanks at all. Also as the tank size inceases u can add more like take a 55g tank a pair of clowns two reef safe wrasses and thro in a blenny or a goby and ur at ur limit. Now u have a 150 you could get away with adding more then 3 times that amt of fish mass due to a more lr volume sump size more filtration. There is no def answer to the infamous "how many fish?" As long as u add your live stock at a slow pace and your levels maintain stable and everything seems happy and stress and disease free you can prb get away with adding another fish. As long as u get fish that belong in whatever size tank u have.

Sry about the ramble you just see this question so many times. And really as a tank owner only you know if your tank can handle another fish. If u see disease bad algae growth or you have been having bad luck adding additional fish don't do it but if your tank is doing well go for.
Cool thx for taking the time to answer
__________________

__________________
Hardridge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 09:56 PM   #23
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 258
Quote:
Originally Posted by FDshoes
That rule does not apply for saltwater tanks at all. Also as the tank size inceases u can add more like take a 55g tank a pair of clowns two reef safe wrasses and thro in a blenny or a goby and ur at ur limit. Now u have a 150 you could get away with adding more then 3 times that amt of fish mass due to a more lr volume sump size more filtration. There is no def answer to the infamous "how many fish?" As long as u add your live stock at a slow pace and your levels maintain stable and everything seems happy and stress and disease free you can prb get away with adding another fish. As long as u get fish that belong in whatever size tank u have.

Sry about the ramble you just see this question so many times. And really as a tank owner only you know if your tank can handle another fish. If u see disease bad algae growth or you have been having bad luck adding additional fish don't do it but if your tank is doing well go for.
1 per 5 may not the end all be all, but there needs to be a baseline. You saying that as long as everything "looks good", then keep on adding. I disagree.

You have to start somewhere in this hobby and when you start....you don't know your a$$ from a hole in the ground. Most of us at one point or another have been anxious to add live stock and in our haste, would be easy to convince ourselves that everything looks just perfect. I can add more fish...it looks awesome!

While I agree, there's no magic formula....there needs to be some type of baseline. ....and 1" per gallon is way too much IMO.

By that theory....if you have a 75g tank w/30g sump, you should be able to add roughly about 85" of fish??!! (removing some water for displacement and operational usage for sump)
__________________
Tmyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 09:58 PM   #24
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 312
I would never recommend one inch per gallon that is absurd.
__________________
FDshoes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 10:00 PM   #25
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 312
As a starter andlooking for a rule of thumb the suggestion I would give is one fish at a time unless large tank and monitor health parameters etc and go from there.
__________________
FDshoes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 10:12 PM   #26
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 258
Quote:
Originally Posted by FDshoes
I would never recommend one inch per gallon that is absurd.
Neither would I. My initial post/comment states exactly that. We seem to be in agreement on this!
__________________
Tmyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 10:48 PM   #27
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Kio707's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 4,519
I would never add the sump to the equation, but to each their own I guess. I've had a great reef (90g) and now a 150g fowlr. Used the rule and have not had a crowded or dead fish. It took a minute to get right at the start.
__________________
Kio707 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 10:51 PM   #28
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 312
The dump does count its pure biology. It doesn't count for tank size parameters for indivual fish but it absolutly counts when talking abt the tanks ability to get rid of excess nutrients.
__________________
FDshoes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 11:01 PM   #29
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 312
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kio707

I base mine off inches a fish will get at max size. Lion 15" in a 150 means I got 135 inches left. Bigger fish=less fish. Been working for me so far.
Kio that is insane so by that measure u could have 10 full grown lions not happening. Here's an example of what that could look like. A full grown lion naso tang blue hippo sailfin tang clown trigger harliquin tusk huma trigger maroon clown pair and u still have "plenty" of room with ur math. Not happening sry.
__________________
FDshoes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2012, 12:39 AM   #30
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Kio707's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 4,519
Well, be smart about it. I have the 150g, only have the lion, two clowns, mandarin, yellow watchman, sailfin, one spot, blue line, lunar wrasse and blue throat trigger. But by far I wouldn't say I'm over stocked. I wouldn't throw that many fish just to have a crowd. Either way, we are getting off topic.
__________________

__________________
Kio707 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Article: What You Should Know About Fish Nutrition Fishguy2727 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 14 02-01-2012 09:41 AM
A Story: First Fish in Tank Died Likely Sick When Purchased LarryS Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 22 11-27-2011 11:32 PM
17 dead fish 3 seprut tanks all started from fish bought fron the same shop Shaymarie Aquaria Off-Topic 38 09-26-2011 07:15 PM
Sick Clown Fish - Advice Pls AnnieT Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 1 09-26-2011 09:54 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.