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Old 09-15-2009, 05:21 PM   #1
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i get very tired of the inch per gallon myths.... so i figured if anyone can start a random rule that doesnt apply why cant i.... introducing 6 inch per gallon.... also known one inch per 20oz....

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Old 09-17-2009, 02:52 AM   #2
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Wonder if I stock my 90 using your rule, what would it look like at feeding time?
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like a mad house....
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Old 09-17-2009, 03:55 PM   #4
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Poor fish. They've got nowhere to hide. That said, the inch per gallon rule is a decent place to start. I figure I've got roughly 2" per gallon in my 29 and 16" of that are two beefy catfish.

Buying fish that swim at different levels, adding plants, and using oversized filters is my method to evade the 1" per gallon rule. It's generally pretty easy to look at a tank and see if it's overcrowded.
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:11 PM   #5
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Thats crazy, i have always thought of that as a stupid rule. Even when i started in the hobby i thought that was stupid. Hope that is not your tank.
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:15 PM   #6
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Thats crazy, i have always thought of that as a stupid rule. Even when i started in the hobby i thought that was stupid. Hope that is not your tank.
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Poor fish. They've got nowhere to hide. That said, the inch per gallon rule is a decent place to start. I figure I've got roughly 2" per gallon in my 29 and 16" of that are two beefy catfish.

Buying fish that swim at different levels, adding plants, and using oversized filters is my method to evade the 1" per gallon rule. It's generally pretty easy to look at a tank and see if it's overcrowded.
poor fish? hide from what?
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:04 AM   #7
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The inch per gallon rule? I mean come on, that is so stupid. That would mean a fish that is half a foot would be fine in less then a 10g tank which in just cruel and unacceptable. And if your talking about why i said "I hope that's not your own tank" is because i hope that you are a better fish keeper then that.

As for your rule it kinda confused me the way you put it but it sounded like you said a fish gets a gallon per 6 inches, which is also unacceptable.
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As for your rule it kinda confused me the way you put it but it sounded like you said a fish gets a gallon per 6 inches, which is also unacceptable.
there is.... why is it unacceptable?
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Yeah I started no more than 2-months ago and thought that was pretty silly. Hence why I've spent my last two paychecks on my fish :\ I blame you guys!
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there is.... why is it unacceptable?
Seriously? Why is that unacceptable? That would mean a fish that's half a foot would be fine in a tank less then a 10g. The fish would not be able to turn around or barely move. I think we might be getting confused at what we are talking about.
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