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Old 10-14-2012, 06:50 PM   #31
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Closest to an eel would be an engineer goby. They really look like eels. Look up adult engineer goby and it'll look slot like a snowflake eel. Give me a second and I'll post my planned stocking list for my 90 it is gonna have a low bioload so I can possibly add a couple more fish later on. So this will give you a sort of guideline.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:53 PM   #32
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Scooter blenny
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Engineer goby
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Yours could probably have a couple more bigger fish. 3-4 medium fish OR like 6 smaller fish. Be warned adding small shrimp like pistol shrimp with the engineer goby
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I'm gonna go with 17 fish to start with then get 13 more and a couple inverts and the chainlink moray eel will be my last addition.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:56 PM   #34
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I'm going to have about 40 fish in my tank (this includes 10-12 inverts)
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:01 PM   #35
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Ummm...... Just warning you. 97% of the time. That will not work. I'm sure if you try hard enough you can find a couple cases where that has worked but your system will most likely crash if you did this. This is not freshwater, saltwater fish need more room are wu more sensitive to being cramped and water conditions and everything else. Maybe. Maybe. Maybe! That MIGHT work if they were all nano fog but even then I wouldn't suggest it.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:06 PM   #36
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I though of doing about a pair of each fish except the eel
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:07 PM   #37
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I though of doing about a pair of each fish except the eel
You cant have 40 fish in a 100 gallon tank. Please be realistic here.
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Absolute max and it's pushin it I'd say 20 fish. An I KNOW 20 of the fish your thinking of puttin in there wouldn't work.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:11 PM   #39
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40 fish and inverts is insane. Even 17 is too much. That will be an overstocked tank. 40 fish is would be good for maybe 400 gallons! That is IMO too much of an ambitious wish list. The chain link is an eel and it's listed as semi-aggressive still. There is always the risk that at night it could eat a shrimp or small fish when it gets the opportunity. Eels are nearly blind, so that is instinct...to go after prey. Go by the rule 2-5 gallons per 1" of adult fish. Petco says 2 and I think LA says 5 (and I wouldn't take advice from Petco...). For example, that makes it to be around 12, 4 inch fish or some sites would suggest 9 four inch fish max. Please consider how much of a bioload this will have on the system and how it is possible for the bacteria to keep up with it. Also how these fish will be so crowded that they'll probably become more aggressive than usual. Not to mention all the food that would be needed to feed them resulting in lots of nitrates. I would suggest rethinking the stock list to include about 12 fish max (depending on size more or less).
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:44 PM   #40
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Heck no I'm not paying $1500 just for the tank and equipment to have 12 fish. Lots of people say my tanks are overstocked but all my fish and filters are fine and I change my tank water once a month and all parameters are fine. I have 12 tanks 7 20 gallon tanks each have 18 fish that are at least 3 in each. Also I have 3 40 gallon marine tanks which have 20 fish and 5 inverts. I also have 2 55gallon tanks with 35 fish and 10 inverts. All my marine tank fish are 2-3inches. Now I want to have a 100 gallon tank to have at least 20 5 inch fish 1 full grown eel 28 in and 15 inverts.
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