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Old 02-13-2004, 08:37 PM   #1
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Is this too many fish for a 72 gallon tank w/ base rock.

3 green reef chromis
2 clowns
1 Watchman Goby
1 Auriga Butterfly

i think i could get away with the list above but i wanted to ask other's opinions so i dont mess up my tank.

Could i add a fridmani pseudochromis also??


and a bunch of inverts, which don't affect the bioload.
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Old 02-13-2004, 09:20 PM   #2
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I think you would be ok, but you dont mention how much rock you have...as long as you have a sufficient amount, you would be fine.
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around 60 lbs of rock, sorry for not mentioning that

you think it would be ok to add the pseudochromis also then?
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Old 02-13-2004, 09:52 PM   #4
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hmm, that is not alot of rock for that size tank....if you do not have a skimmer or other means of filtration helping it out, then no..I dont think you should add more fish...it may be that if that is all the filtration you have, you are a bit overstocked now imo.
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how much rock would be a good amoun tto have then?

and im not sure why the rocks affect the filtration, its not live rock so do bacteria still grow.

The only fish i have right now are the 3 chromis, i had a bunch more but my whole tank crashed everything died so i had to start all over, luckily the bio filer stayed up.i'm just tryin to get a sense of how many i can add.

What other types of filtration could i add to it to help?

I attached a pic of my tank w/ the rocks, they take up quite a bit of spacei could get away with a little bit more i guess but as it is theres about 2-3 inches open in the back of the tan, maye 4 across the front
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I was not aware that you had other means of filtration. If you have a large wet/dry then the prospective fish are fine. If you had JUST the rock that is a different story, that is why I asked about your filtration. IF you had just rock, then you would have needed about 100-140 lbs. Even though you have baserock in there, it will ultimately turn into liverock.
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Old 02-14-2004, 11:31 AM   #7
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oh, no i have a Fluval 404 canister filter too thats filtering the water with 2 bins of bio media, 2bins of carbon, some polyfilter mixed in, and the reg mech filter pads..
haha you worried me there for a second.
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Well with the fish you have to remember quantity isn't quality ( unless you're talking about Endlers) but you can get away with it......I agree with Hara. The rock will act as a brock for now but soon you'll see some changes.............So how do you fell about that huh????
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Old 02-16-2004, 10:43 AM   #9
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its not live rock so do bacteria still grow
Yes!

It looks like you have a couple of airstones in the tank and no powerheads. True?
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true, next time i order supplies online( one or two weeks prob), i'm gnona get a powerhead to throw in the back right corner, thats the only place theres not too much flow, the filter output in the back left corner makes pretty go flow about halfway across so i figure a power head in the right side would help move water more.
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