Originally Posted by TygGer
Could you beneficial bacteria die from not having enough fish in the tank?
Yes, the amount of bacteria created is directly related to the amount of waste being created. The bacteria grows to meet the nitrogen waste produced as fish or other animals are added. As the waste grows so wll the amount of bacteria and vice versa. Having an ample amount of LR
ensures that as you stock the aquarium, the biofiltration will keep up as long as you allow a few weeks to pass between each fish addition. Inverts will not tax the filtration as a rule.
The rock is also very beneficial for the fauna that will help keep the tank clean. Worms, pods
and the like will have more "living space" as well as having ample room for coral placement.