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Old 08-23-2003, 06:49 PM   #1
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Overstocked Tank

Will be gettig LR soon to cycle my new 45 gallon tank. Livestock I plan on keeping in tank will eventually consist of 2 percula clowns, 1 neon blue goby, 1 fridmani's pseudochromis, and 1 of either a carpenters wrasse or a flame angel. Am wondering if that is a realistic expectation, or is this to many fish for a 45 gallon? Should mention, will have a DSB with roughly 80 lbs of LR. Another thing would be, how much bio-load do most inverts create and should I be taking that into count when planning a tank? Thanks for answers in advance.

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IMO inverts dont really count toward bioload. In fact some inverts acutally count aganst the bioload in that they filter the water more than they dirty it.

I belive the fish load you specified would be toward the upper end of what I would put in the 45. As a frame of reference I have a 45 I am working on seting back up and when I had it setup at first I had 2 clowns, 2 chromis, 1 blue devil damsel and 1 coral beauty. This time around im shooting for 2 clowns, 1 yellow tang and 1 flame angel.
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