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Old 03-13-2012, 11:53 PM   #1
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More fish?

Hello everyone! Let me give you some background about my tank i currently have

30 gallon tank with nice wood stand that is about 28 1/2 inches long (storage under)
2 korolia 750s
1 ac 70 filter with backpack protein skimmer (tryin to fix it)
40 pounds of rock and 3" sand bed
4bulb t5 ho light

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1 chalk bass
1 osc clown
1 cleaner shrimp
1 peppermint shrimp
1 tiger pistol shrinp (we plan on adding 6 fish)

ANYWAYS! My question to all you smart people is that i want a sump. Im thinkin 20 gallon with a regular footprint. It would have an aqualife protein skimmer. If i did this, would i be able to add more fish? I know 6 fish is pushing it, but WITH a sump and skimmer would i be able to add say 2 more fish? I am just curious because i am seriously considering adding a sump! Thanks yall
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:13 AM   #2
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Imo you can do another 3-4" fish and I would say adding a sump is only going to help water quality. Its the footprint. Of the tank that tells you how many fish
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Oh so my water quality would still be good with 7 fish? I am content with 6, just curious! Hahh would this be a good idea??
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Imo doing one more 3-4" fish would be pushing your tanks space limit. Is this what your asking?
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Oh okay thanks for the opinion! So i know that two blennys do not work together which makes me sad i really want a scooter and a midas/algea blenny. I am also going to get an orange stripe prawn goby soon so i can only get one goby!
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Blennys are not easy to keep just so you know and goby's should be kept as singles.
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Do you have a lot of rock or any? If you don't have any or very little you can try 1 of each.
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I have a good amout of rock. About 40 lb and i know blennys are hard to keep, mainly scooters because they eat pods. I will have a fuge so im hoping that will increase my pod count, and i will try and get one that is on mysis.
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