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Old 10-15-2004, 02:58 PM   #1
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What could I put in a 150 gallon tank?

What could I put in a 150 gallon tank?
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Old 10-15-2004, 03:05 PM   #2
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Just a rule of thumb, does not apply to SW fish, or Goldfish, etc. It would depend on the type of fish you get, some are messy eaters, waste producers, etc etc.
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Oh ok. Darn
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Old 10-15-2004, 03:11 PM   #4
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I personally think that is just an awful rule that I never follow.

Most of the time when you buy a fish, they are not always at their adult size and will always grow bigger and some fish require a bigger swimming area then others.

What is really important to keep in mind IMO is, how much waste does this fish create? Certain fish create a lot more waste then others.

There are a lot of important factors to consider and that rule should really be thrown out.
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As Corty said, it's more like a "rule of thumb". I dunno what that means totally, but it's not characterized as a "rule". It's still a good rule of thumb. You gotta consider the audult size of the fish - since we do plan on keeping them to maturity. Also gotta consider the filtration, amount of LR, and maybe some other things.

I definitely wouldn't say it's an awful rule or it should be thrown out.

Beacious - Try the calculator above @ this site for the "rule of thumb". I think its based on 1" of adult fish per 5 gallons.
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Well I already knew to use adult size, not current size.
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Do you need to know exactly how many right now? I think as you add fish you should be able to tell when you have enough. You also have to think about territorial or aggressive fish. As you add, you can watch and see how much of a territory each fish needs.
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Inch of Fish per Gallon Rule?

Here are some fish I want.

Since I want Clownfish what kind of Anemones do I need?
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What if we just change the question to "What could I put in a 300 gallon tank?" and then have people respond with several fish combinations that would work and how you would design the tank to suit this mix of fish. I remember seeing something like this somewhere once.
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