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Old 04-21-2014, 05:17 PM   #1
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USA vs england stocking differences

Hi, I wasn't sure where to put this thread hope this is the correct place.

I've asked several question about stocking. All have said your way overstocked for my marine tank and 3 tropical tanks. All the people that answerd are american.

So I asked my English friends and they said I am stocked just right or I'm under stocked . Wanted your thoughts on this?
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:38 PM   #2
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Can I hear your stock to see what I think?
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:02 PM   #3
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Marine tank: 55l
2 clownfish
1 six line wrasse

Tropical: 110l
3 angelfish
2 pearl gouramis
7 rummy nose tetras
8 corydoras
1 orange barb

Tropical: 60l
6 rainbowfish
3 bristlenose plecos

Tropical: 40l
2 rams
2 honey sunset gouramis 5cm so not sure if that the exact breed but that their size
1 glass catfish (the rest of his shoal died)
3 guppys

That's my stocking for my tanks. All tanks have aeration and all have bigger filters than they should. I do regular water changes and haven't experienced any problems in any of the tanks for months.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:29 PM   #4
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Hmmm...you want english folk to answer...caliban where be you?

sk3lly, Ian, who am I missing...
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All of them are slightly overstocked but nothing unfeaseable. No more fish but I'd say your fine other than that. The 110 liter and the 40 liter may be the only ones that's a little too over stocked but it sounds like you can pull it off without risking the fishes health.Thanks for posting the list!
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:41 AM   #6
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Thanks for the responses I just thought it was weird how a lot of American people said there way overstocked. Whereas a lot of English people said their ok.
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:34 AM   #7
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I must be massively under stocked I have 100l tank and I have 3 Apistogramma and 4 peppered Cory's haha
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the 110l sounds about right to me, the 60 seems a big overstocked, and the 40 somewhere between. all my tanks i know are overstocked. (I'm english)
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USA vs england stocking differences

Reading from a reference book it states as a general rule freshwater tropical fish should be 1 inch per 2 L of water and salt water Marine one inch per 9 L of water and no more. And I'm from England
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Reading from a reference book it states as a general rule freshwater tropical fish should be 1 inch per 2 L of water and salt water Marine one inch per 9 L of water and no more. And I'm from England
yes but that rule is considered antiquated. Even by my UK friends.
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