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Old 01-30-2013, 08:53 PM   #1
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29g Stocking Question

Hello everyone! Newbie here~ I've been in the saltwater hobby about three months now. Having a saltwater aquarium at home was my dad's lifelong dream (And I've wanted one for a while as well!), so he and I set up a 29-gallon FOLWR tank at the beginning of November. Since then, we've been gradually adding livestock. The tank now contains a firefish, percula clown, yellow watchman goby, skunk cleaner shrimp, and a handful of CUC critters.

My question is: would it be wise to add a fourth fish, or is the tank at maximum stocking level?

The water parameters are kept in check pretty well, but I don't want to go overboard. On a related note, the tank does not have a protein skimmer. I've read that it's not necessary for this sort of setup, but would we benefit from getting one?
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:05 PM   #2
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I have 4 fish in my tank, but I don't have a big CUC or shrimp. I just got a few hermit craps.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:30 PM   #3
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I have a 36 gallon currently stocked with...


1 flame angel
2 watchman gobies
1 azule damsel
2 false percula clown
1 six line wrasse
1 anthias
1 skunk cleaner

It's a high bio load so I am on weekly 4 gallon water changes and every other day feeding. I would add another fish but keep it to the fish that stay 2 to 4 inches obviously. Just make sure and stay up on testing and prepare to change your maintenance to account for the change in bioload if necessary.
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:39 PM   #4
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Thanks, guys!
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