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Old 08-20-2004, 01:15 AM   #11
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how many fish can i hold in a 33g reef??
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Old 08-20-2004, 09:56 AM   #12
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Depends on the fish. I would say the equivalent of 4 clowns.
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but i read it in a book that says i can have 1" of fish/gallon of water.. is that not correct???
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Old 08-21-2004, 10:28 AM   #14
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There is no simple "rule" to how many fish tohave, only guidelines. It really depends on many variables. Size of tank, water quality, type of filtration, kinds of fish (large messy eaters vs. small clean ones), substrate, LR... I assure you that one inch per gal is not correct. It may be more true for a fw tank but not a sw one. I think most here recommend once inch of fish per 5 or 10 gal. (can't remember which).
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The general rule for SW is 1" per 5 gallons. As mentioned though this is just a general rule...many things must be considered before decideint amount and type of fish.
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Just to add, that's 1" of adult sized fish per 5 gal. Personally speaking, I think it's a useless rule.
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hm..well, i just did a water change b4 that happen.. i also notice that there was a nh3/4 spike after a week of the water change. i remember that i washed clean my charcoal and sponge filters with tap water, could that have caused the spike?? i've been always doing that when i had a fo tank and i just bought my corals 2 weeks ago.... it look like its not gonna make it..
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btw, i have 3" dsb and im wondering if im suppose to syphon clean the sand? i dont want to syphon out the little critters that came with the live sand....
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