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Old 08-26-2005, 07:15 PM   #11
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ok, you guys convinced me. However, I just called my lfs and they told me i could stick 8 in my tank...

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Old 08-26-2005, 07:58 PM   #13
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LFS will say a lot of things. Literally take everything they say with a grain of sand (just dont pay for sand at the LFS, lol).

Granted as I preech, the hobby is about the observer, not the inhabitor.. if it was about the inhabitor I'd leave the fish in the ocean. However, given that idea - there is also reason. You could possibly get away with the yellow and blue but it may be rough on them and the blue will probably perish. You could technically add all of those fish if you wanted but it would probably be best if you kept either the yellow or a blue and gave all the rest to the LFS for store credit. Use the credit to buy filtration devices and possibly another fish or two that would be more appropriate for a 55g -- like a firefish or something.
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Manoosie one thing to remember is no one here has anything to gain other than helping you succeed at this hobby. The LFS has everything to gain by overstocking your tank and the deaths that follow will have you coming back for more fish. I am not saying all LFS give bad advise but the one you are dealing with sounds a little shady. No one on this board will give you bad advise on purpose. If they do someone will correct them
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Forget about the fish for now you don't even have a CYCLED tank. Using water from another tank is not going to help. Bacteria grows on surfaces it is not suspended in the water. So unless they were going to give you 55 lbs + of cured LR you will have nothing but trouble with that number of fish.
I think the others covered the the fish list well.
The LFS is after your money..8 of What kind?? 8 fish in a 55 is pushing the limits way too far. If they were 8 small fish then maybe but 3 tangs and a PP no way...

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