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Old 07-25-2005, 08:52 PM   #11
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My understanding is the sump adds water volume when it comes to how often you change out water etc. but the fish are still technically in the same amount of water.
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Everywhere you look you will find different rules to the "inches per gallon" theory. It depends on a lot of things, but the rule actually has more to do with your water quality than the room your fish have to swim (which is a factor too, though). More fish means more "pooping" which increases ammonia and waste, etc. It's best to do your research and use your best judgement to stock accordingly. Remember to account for the fullgrown size of the fish you add since they will grow. But there are ways around that too. If you plan on moving the fish later then it doesn't matter.
By the way, the rule keeps your tank (technically) understocked anyway so that it's a little easier to manage.

I follow the 1 inch to 1 gallon rule.
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Old 07-26-2005, 05:15 PM   #14
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1 inch per gallon 8O I can have 52 feet of fish in my tank Anybody know where I can purchase a whale?
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Sorry, Brenden... That's only 43.75' of fish in your tank (unless my ability to do algebra has gone haywire). Can you still fit the whale?!
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Phyl your algebra is correct but I was also (per this post) including the 100+ gallons from the sump and refugium. Maybe I will pass on the whale and get 2-3 great whites.
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Hey! No fair! I thought you weren't supposed to include sump volume?! You charging admission for that baby yet?!
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Old 08-02-2005, 09:27 PM   #18
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Okay, so I'm following the 1 inch per two gallons of water rule, per my stupid book. My water quality is always good, I've never gotten ammonia or nitrite readings, nitrates are about 15 (between 10 and 20) and my PH is 8.2. I'll keep track of that since I just added my last fish, but I want to see the 525 gal tank!

Brenden, what do you have in there?
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