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Old 11-12-2011, 07:53 PM   #1
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Is my lfs right?

So today I went to check out a lfs and he said I could put 7-8 fish(if there all small-medium and can go in a 29) in my biocube 29 reef tank. He said as long as I do weekly 10% pwc I would be fine. Could I do it if it was a mix of bottom dwellers and active fish? Everywhere else says 6 tops but he said 7-8. What do you guys think? Here's my current list with 6 fish.
1 occelaris clown
1 royal gramma
1 bangaii cardinal
1 yellow watchman goby
1 six line wrasse
1 purple fire fish

Could I do 1-2 more or no?
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:14 PM   #2
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It all depends on the bipolar of the fish. With more fish is more waste. I personally wouldn't do 8 fish in that small of a tank no matter what the bio load was.

Think of it this way- one person in a three bedroom apartment can keep a clean house. even 5 people could. But you start putting more than that and the house gets dirty a lot faster to the point that the maid of the house (you for your tank) would have to clean up a lot more. And even then- who wants to live in that dirty house if you are only cleaning once a week?
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Bioload. Lol. No bipolar. Hopefully your fish are not bipolar
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Old 11-12-2011, 09:03 PM   #4
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As jlsardina said to just give a number isn't the best way to decide when you're fully stocked. It depends on the bioload. To say you can have say 10 fish in a 125 is fine but if all 10 of those fish are hippo tangs then its not gonna work. That being said, IMO I would leave the list as is.
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Cool beans thanks guys I'll leave it at 6!
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Bioload. Lol. No bipolar. Hopefully your fish are not bipolar
Lol. I hope not:p
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So today I went to check out a lfs and he said I could put 7-8 fish(if there all small-medium and can go in a 29) in my biocube 29 reef tank. He said as long as I do weekly 10% pwc I would be fine. Could I do it if it was a mix of bottom dwellers and active fish? Everywhere else says 6 tops but he said 7-8. What do you guys think? Here's my current list with 6 fish.
1 occelaris clown
1 royal gramma
1 bangaii cardinal
1 yellow watchman goby
1 six line wrasse
1 purple fire fish

Could I do 1-2 more or no?
Yeah, my LFS told me 11-12 in my biocube 29 I don't think so, lol!
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This morning my LFS sold a Tomato clown pair and Maroon Gold-Stripe clown pair to a woman who was going to put both in her 14 gallon tank. She already has a Percula pair. Something tells me that the 6 fish are not all still alive and thriving in that tank right now :/
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This morning my LFS sold a Tomato clown pair and Maroon Gold-Stripe clown pair to a woman who was going to put both in her 14 gallon tank. She already has a Percula pair. Something tells me that the 6 fish are not all still alive and thriving in that tank right now :/
Yeeaaa...about that haha. The worst part about that is WHEN the maroons kill all the other pairs the tank is still too small for them. That's sad, I would have had to say something to that lady.
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Aww:/ yeah the lfs guy was really cool. He said he denies people business if he knows they can't take care of the fish. He said a woman came in and asked if she could keep a clown alive in a freshwater fish bowl for 2 days for a church event. He said they would die and she tried to get him to sell them to her and he refused. Really cool guy... He reminded me of Herman Caine.
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