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Old 11-26-2011, 10:23 PM   #1
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Overstocked Tanks?????

Just wondering how you guys judge whether a tank is overstocked or not. I know many factors are involved and was wondering how I could know when to stop adding fish. How do you judge when a tank is overstocked? Opinions please feel free to post anything.
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:36 PM   #2
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Tank size, filtration strength, amount of fish, size of the fishes in question, activity of fish, and many other criteria.
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Also amount of LR, which could be thrown into filtration. Type of fish as predator fish produce more waste and things like puffers and triggers are messy eaters.
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Also, are you maintaining that careful balance between livestock and spikes in the crap that builds up? For example - are you seeing nitrate/nitrite spikes? If so, its a pretty good sign that your livestock list has overgrown the filtration/bacteria of your tank.
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No its pretty steady.
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