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Old 04-18-2007, 09:13 AM   #11
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well I have to say that my six line is the best little fishie in the tank! he is the peace maker lol
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how many fish would be good for a 30g reef. i dont want to foul up the water quick either
A good general rule of thumb is about 1" adult fish per 5 gallons in a reef.
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A good general rule of thumb is about 1" adult fish per 5 gallons in a reef.
And even though this is a good rule to go by you also need to go by the type of fish he is also. Some fish are messy eaters and will drag your bioload down faster than community fish. A good example is that you could have 4 peaceful community fish or whatever added up to Mike`s General rule or 1 lion fish only as his eating habits would quickly foul up the water unless you did some PWC maint.
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Old 04-19-2007, 07:51 PM   #14
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yea i have a clown fish now and i am looking to get a another fish after i pay for my summer semister of school. so its a good time right now for my tank to mature some. most likey i will be getting another clown. i am thinking a black and white one. and then a golby and then my sixline. then i be done on fish.
for inverts i am hoping a few more hermits and snails and then a boxer crab

do u think thats over stocked?
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Exquisite Fairy Wrasse is a nice fish you could add....
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I have a 6 line in my 75G. Its a very active fish and needs plenty of room to play. The same is true of my yellow tail damsels. My point is even though they meet certain hypothetical criteria for a smaller tank I wouldn't do it. You would actaully be better off with a tang in 30G than a 6 line IMO. Why? (Bio load aside) Certain fish are just not as active. Wrasses are very playful (And jumpers) and need more room to stretch out even though they are physically smaller fish. I watch the damsels and wrasse run circles around my scopas, gramma and clown. IMO, with out enough space you will eventually find him on the floor taking a dirt nap. $.02

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