Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-14-2003, 02:29 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2
Stocking

Do two large feather dusters add a lot of bio mass? The actual worms are about 5 inches long, about half an inch in diameter. That seems like a lot of biomass. They are in a 30 gallon aquarium with two clown fish and a coral beauty. I noticed my ammonia creeping up since I got them, and I think I will get rid of them.

Also, I am having trouble getting rid of nitrates. I did a 35% water change only about a week and a half ago to take the nitrates down to about 15 ppm, but already they are back up to 40ppm. I have a skimmer that is working well, with about 1 pound per gallon of live rock. I just added a DSB, but I'm guessing it'll take a while for that to start helping. The tank also has an eheim canister filter.
__________________

__________________
Cluckr7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2003, 02:47 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: PA
Posts: 1,869
Send a message via AIM to jamal-188
I can't imagine feather dusters would add much to your bio mass. I think the only thing people really calculate into bio mass is inches of fish minus the tail for a general rule you should be able to keep 6 inches of adult fish.
__________________

__________________
jamal-188 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2003, 03:41 AM   #3
steve-s
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
How much do you feed and what is the daily staple? This can often be a concern as well as the age of the tank.

With the Eheim, you will also need to be mindful about meaty foods as these types of filters are great traps for more solid food and can easily lead to poor water quality if not cleaned and maintained regularly...

The dusters will add nothing to the bio load as jamal-188 said and should be no concern.

Cheers
Steve
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
stocking

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stocking list for my upgrade, looking for advice for on stocking... Patroklos Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 12-03-2009 02:14 PM
stocking bmg07 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 09-13-2009 04:09 AM
Stocking? WaterPond Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 07-17-2007 09:14 AM
How does my stocking look? goalorientation Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 15 06-22-2006 05:20 PM
Stocking a 6G Legacy Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 01-10-2006 02:24 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.