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Old 09-05-2012, 04:01 PM   #1
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Stocking question

Ok to start off I have a 180 gallon reef tank with about 220 live sand and 200 live rock. Tank stock right now is a pair of clowns, blue hippo tang, sail fin tang, two peppermint shrimp and a coral banded shrimp also two sand sifting star fish. How much more stock if any can go in this tank?
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:34 PM   #2
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That isn't easy to answer as it depends some what on the type and efficiency of your filter. I think in inches of fish per gallons of water. It at first glance seem you have some room left, especially for smaller fish.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:31 PM   #3
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Right now as far as filtration I have the pro clear sump I can't quite call the size right now it's the largest one they make. Set up with bio balls 1250 return pump with 3 1400 power heads trying to keep everything in motion also pro clear protein skimmer
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Sounds like you are setup okay. Everyone has their own style, some like a few big fish, while I prefer to have dozens of smaller fish for more variety. Regardless, I would think you could support several new fish of the right species.
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Well that's kind of what I want to do is a few smaller fish something that's going to be really active with some different colors
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I think you could add some wrasses, fire fish, gobies and many others.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:30 AM   #7
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Some anthias might be nice, a male with maybe 4 females.
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Just have to feed them twice a day but they are beautiful fish
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