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Old 06-19-2015, 07:00 PM   #1
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I have a 40 gallon breeder tank set up. I currently have two clowns and one banggai. I will be picking up one more Cardinal and a fifth fish. I haven't decided on the last fish yet but, I was wondering how do you tell how "full" your tank is? I want to keep a light load in the tank as I'm getting used to everything. The tank has been up and going for a couple months now. The plan is to give it more time then start with some corals.


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If you are going to give corals a shot, then you are pretty close to a lightly stocked tank. In my 55 reef, I currently have 6 fish. Two of them are pretty large and that has turned a tank that was lightly stocked into max.
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Thanks for the feedback. Were you referring to my tank currently being lightly stocked or after I pick up the last two fish? The fifth fish if I do go through with it will be another small fish.


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I'd stop at 5 and see how things go. If wanting lightly stocked I'd either not get a fifth or make sure it is a small one.
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Maybe I'll skip the second Cardinal and just get a fourth and stop there. Thank you for the advice


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