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Old 02-04-2013, 12:20 AM   #1
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Stocking Tank

In my 175 gallon tank I currently have:

1 Sailfin Tang
1 Flame Hawk
2 Clowns (Ocellaris)
2 Fire Fish
1 6 Line Wrasse
1 Leopard Wrasse
2 Engineer Gobies
1 Spotted Goby
1 Manderin
3 Blue Reef Chromis

My question is do you think I'm fully stocked or could I put some more in there? I'm partial to the PJ Cardinals. So if I could get away with several of them I'd put some in. Anything else I should consider?
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:33 AM   #2
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I'd say it depends on your equipment(skimmer,...) and water change regimen!?!
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:17 AM   #3
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I agree. You can put a lot of fish in if you have the filtration system system to support it. Just make sure you do your water changes and test your parameter once a week to make sure everything is correct. I have PJ cardinals. I love them. Get more than one. They like hanging out together.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:48 AM   #4
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I have the Super Reef Octopus RO-PS-3000Int, and with weekly water changes, my last parameters were;

1.025 SG
8.1 PH
11 DKH
10 Nitrates
.1 Phos
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How much rock is in your tank? It's tricky to give you a rule like 1" per gallon as they are never accurate. Some fish are messy eaters while in my tank nothing reaches the bottom of the tank. I have a lot of rock plus a refugium with algae and mangroves. Still, my skimmer pulls a cup of brown gunk every couple of days.

Also, flow is important. The more detritus you have piling up between your rock the more nitrates will build up.
A good clean up crew in conjunction with high flow or even a wave maker will help you there.
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I have about 120lbs of live rock in the DT tank, and more in the sump with the chaet.
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