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Old 09-03-2013, 11:07 AM   #31
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There are so MANY amazing fish that will fit in your tank and live a happy life. Just look at some of them first. Here is my flame angel, she would be in that size. As for shrimp helping with parasites, it is like radiation for cancer....best not to get cancer to begin with.
I already have a coral beauty, adding a flame would cause eruptions! That is beautiful though! I totally agree, I'd rather not have parasites at all
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:48 PM   #32
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I can second that there are a ton of fish thatll fit comfortably in your tank. What you will have to watch for is overstocking. Unfortunately its not hard to overstock any sw tank, especially the smaller you go
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How do you know when you've overstocked? Can somebody link me a website where information on types of fish that can be kept in my sized tank can be found please?
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:07 PM   #34
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How do you know when you've overstocked? Can somebody link me a website where information on types of fish that can be kept in my sized tank can be found please?
Liveaquaria.com
It's amazing .
And as for overstocked ?
Depending on the fish and the bio load .
I have heard a rule of 1" of fish per 10 gal tank volume .
This might not be exact or accurate hopefully someone chimes in and corrects me .
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Theres really no concrete way to say "oh that tanks overstocked", but through this site and the members, we can help you establish when your stocked. Id check out Www.liveaquaria.com
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Thank you for all your help again, I was told when you start overstocking your nitrites will rise, is this true? Also in the initial post I mentioned about my lighting, can anybody comment on this please as I have not heard whether how I have set it up is right or wrong!

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Thank you for all your help again, I was told when you start overstocking your nitrites will rise, is this true? Also in the initial post I mentioned about my lighting, can anybody comment on this please as I have not heard whether how I have set it up is right or wrong!

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Nitrites should be noticed after a ammonia spike .
The spike in ammonia will indicate too much of a bio load .
There isn't enough beneficial bacteria to transform into nitrates which are later removed by PWC
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Id base your stocking level off of the trate levels, not the ammo or trites... Even when youre overstocked, your tank will convert everything to trates... So if you are noticing that you cant keep your trates low (0-20 in fowlr, 0-10 in reef) then you are prob overstocked or your filtration isnt running at maximum efficiency
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Also please remember that stocking levels are not an exact science, they are established by the opinions of several experienced hobbyists that understand the needs and demands of each individual fish. That being said, two people could have the exact same volume of tank space, exact same 10 fish in it. Same size fish as well, but if one of those tanks has more efficient filtration, that tanks stocking level wont be as full as the others, thats why i try to stress to people that efficient filtration is vital to maximizing the use of all your water volume.
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Also please remember that stocking levels are not an exact science, they are established by the opinions of several experienced hobbyists that understand the needs and demands of each individual fish. That being said, two people could have the exact same volume of tank space, exact same 10 fish in it. Same size fish as well, but if one of those tanks has more efficient filtration, that tanks stocking level wont be as full as the others, thats why i try to stress to people that efficient filtration is vital to maximizing the use of all your water volume.
I'm going to start a new thread named : filtration
I would like to hear more about this topic .
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