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Old 04-05-2014, 04:54 PM   #1
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Overstocked?

Hi, I have a 65 gallon FOWLR with 51 lbs of live rock. So far, I have....

-1 One Spot Foxface
-1 Carpenter Flasher Wrasse
-2 Ocellaris Clowns
-3 small blue/green chromis

I want to possibly add a Pearlscale Butterfly or a Flameback Angelfish as a show fish. To clean the sand, I would like to add a small goby.

Do you think this is over stocked?
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Hi Nat, you can punch your tank stats into Aqadvisor.com and it will advise you how stocked you are.
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Hi Nat, you can punch your tank stats into Aqadvisor.com and it will advise you how stocked you are.

I tried that, but they didn't have a lot of the species I needed.
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Hi Nat, you can punch your tank stats into Aqadvisor.com and it will advise you how stocked you are.

No, aquadvisor is a freshwater thing, it doesn't work with salt.
They fail to factor in Swim Space, along with your filtration, feeding schedule, and tons of other factors.
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I'd say you can probably add 2 more small fish, but that is it. I'd watch the foxface though, he needs a smudge bigger tank.
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I'd say you can probably add 2 more small fish, but that is it. I'd watch the foxface though, he needs a smudge bigger tank.

Yea I read that it needed 70 gallons, so I didn't think 5 gallons made that much of a difference. So far he is happy and he started eating out of my hand and biting me even though I put him in the tank last week
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The butterfly doesn't have an awesome success rate in closed systems. Many times folks can't get them to eat prepared foods. What are you doing for nutrient export?
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The butterfly doesn't have an awesome success rate in closed systems. Many times folks can't get them to eat prepared foods. What are you doing for nutrient export?

That's what I read so I wanted to get one of the easier butterflies (pearlscale or so I've read) a while from now so the system can get more established. By nutrient export, do you mean filtration?
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How you get rid of nutrients... Like some ways are: Algae Scrubbers, Refugium, Rock things like that.
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How you get rid of nutrients... Like some ways are: Algae Scrubbers, Refugium, Rock things like that.

Well I have 51 pounds of live rock and 60 pounds of sand. I scrub algae from the walls and I have a 30 gallon sump I believe. I do 50% water change a month, but I'm going to try to do it every three weeks now. And every week I clean a little bit of the top part of the sand bed by blowing water on it. Food that falls on the sand is eaten by nassarius snails and algae by astrea snails.
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