Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-26-2014, 02:08 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
acolotto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 388
Stocking question

I have a 55 gallon mixed reef with bh1000 skimmer, gfo reactor, and hob filter for carbon. I was wondering if if be able to add a lawnmower blenny and either a fathead sunburst anthias or a ora Randall's assessor?

My current stock is
1 clarkii clown
1 two spot bristletooth tang (please no comments on tang I know it's requirements)
2 yellow watchman gobies
1 six line wrasse
__________________

__________________
acolotto is offline  
Old 02-26-2014, 02:50 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
I'd go with the lawnmower and skip the anthias. That particular anthias is a harder than normal one to keep, most anthias arent that easy.

If you know the requirements for the tang why have it? lol
__________________

__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline  
Old 02-26-2014, 02:53 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
acolotto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 388
Stocking question

Because extra 5" of width for a 75 isn't that big of a difference and plenty of people including I believe melosu have kept them in a 55...as I said in the post please do not comment about the tang I have my aquarium and you have yours I'm looking for advice not criticism
__________________
acolotto is offline  
Old 02-26-2014, 02:57 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
I didnt criticize, only comment. i can tell you arent looking for advice, just someone who wants to hear what they want to hear.

Good luck anyways.
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline  
Old 02-26-2014, 03:03 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
acolotto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 388
Stocking question

Not true I asked a question about adding fish and also posted to not comment about the tang...you didn't do either you said add lawnmower and say avoid a fish because it's hard instead of saying if it would either make my tank overstocked or not...as well to commenting about the tang...I've been in the saltwater side of the hobby for 3 years I know what I am doing and just trying to gauge to see if it would make my tank overstocked or not and if you do not like to give advice or answer the op questions why even comment

Now if I get majority of posts saying it'll give me a heavy bioload I'd skip adding additional live stock but you did not do that you just went straight make a criticism about the tang...please do not post if you do not have any help or advice on the topic
__________________
acolotto is offline  
Old 02-26-2014, 03:18 PM   #6
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,543
Actually, putting a large fish into a smaller tank than recommended does have a big strain in terms of bio load. Eats more, poops more. So, all in all, that tang is a big strain on the tank. I wouldn't want to add any other fish rated for a large tank. You could get away with a law mower, maybe, but keep in mind that with a heavy load continuing to add could push it over the edge and, at worst, crash the system. If the tang starts doing poorly keep an eye on it. A corpse of a tang would wreck havoc on your parameters. Hope that answers your question.
Sniperhank is offline  
Old 02-26-2014, 03:24 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Stinky Pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: NC
Posts: 112
Honestly any advise given on your question without mentioning the tang would be bad advise. Your stance on not wanting to hear about it puts you in the proverbial no win situation.
__________________
Stinky Pete is offline  
Old 02-26-2014, 03:28 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
acolotto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 388
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sniperhank View Post
Actually, putting a large fish into a smaller tank than recommended does have a big strain in terms of bio load. Eats more, poops more. So, all in all, that tang is a big strain on the tank. I wouldn't want to add any other fish rated for a large tank. You could get away with a law mower, maybe, but keep in mind that with a heavy load continuing to add could push it over the edge and, at worst, crash the system. If the tang starts doing poorly keep an eye on it. A corpse of a tang would wreck havoc on your parameters. Hope that answers your question.

Thank you for the response...yea I keep him well fed with rotating green red purple nori every couple days plus the 3x week feeding of rods food, and that was my concern with already one larger fish, the tang is only about a inch and half but still larger fish for the tank, was that my stocking may already be maxed or close to it.

What if I skipped the lawnmower and anthias idea and just wanted to add the Randall's accessor? Would that be better? Or should I just stick with my current stocking
__________________
acolotto is offline  
Old 02-26-2014, 03:32 PM   #9
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,543
Personally, I wouldn't add anything. I have my 55 mixed reef at 8 fish at appropriate size for the tank. This is the max for my system. You are at yours as well, in comparison.
Sniperhank is offline  
Old 02-26-2014, 03:35 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
acolotto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 388
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stinky Pete View Post
Honestly any advise given on your question without mentioning the tang would be bad advise. Your stance on not wanting to hear about it puts you in the proverbial no win situation.

I don't mind like what sniper hank said he brought it into factoring of why adding fish may not be a good idea to give reasoning behind his answer...but he did not critique my choice of having one or ask why I have one. He gave a detailed answer for the question I asked
__________________

__________________
acolotto is offline  
Closed Thread

Tags
question, stock, stocking

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
another 55 gallon stocking thread, with partial stocking list! Dr.Who Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 13 08-14-2012 12:17 PM
20 gallon stocking? ok stocking? kim_luvs_fish. Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 0 09-09-2011 09:38 PM
Stocking list for my upgrade, looking for advice for on stocking... Patroklos Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 12-03-2009 02:14 PM
Stocking question clownin around Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 5 09-15-2003 08:54 PM
2.5 nano (pics and stocking question) tyler Nano Reefs 8 03-13-2003 10:12 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.