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post #1 of 18 Old 04-30-2010, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Saltwater version of AqAdvisor - stocking calculator

Hi guys,

I have released the saltwater version of the AqAdvisor. For those who have been following the freshwater version will know that this version will evolve rather quickly as well.

Currently it features a rather limited number of species and since it has been adopted from the freshwater version, some elements might be out of place.

Please feel free to make suggestions and criticize the application. I'll do my best to improve the application.

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post #2 of 18 Old 04-30-2010, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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What's new for 2010 04 30 build:

- Added Bicolor Blenny (Ecsenius bicolor).
- Added Firefish Goby (Nemateleotris magnifica).
- Added Green Clown Goby (Gobiodon atrangulatus).
- Added Picasso Triggerfish (Rhinecanthus aculeatus).
- Added Six Line Wrasse (Pseudocheilinus hexataenia).
- Added Black Seahorse (Hippocampus erectus).
- Added Coral Beauty/Twospined/Dusky Angelfish (Centropyge bispinosa).
- Added Purple Firefish/Purple Dartfish (Nemateleotris decora).
- Added Neon Blue Goby as an alias to Neon Goby.
- Added Orange Lined Cardinal (Apogon cyanosoma).
- Added Scissortail Goby/Scissortail Dartfish (Ptereleotris evides).
- Added Snowflake Eel (Echidna nebulosa).
- Yellow Tail Damsel (Chrysiptera parasema).

- Water change volume has been adjusted down significantly.

- Total number of species in DB has been increased to 30.

To access the application, please click on AqAdvisor site.

If you have any saltwater species that are missing in AqAdvisor DB, please let me know!!! If you disagree with any of the results produced by AqAdvisor, please let me know that too.

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post #3 of 18 Old 05-03-2010, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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What's new for 2010 05 03 build:

- Added Royal Gramma Basslet (Gramma loreto).
- Added Yellow Clown Goby (Gobiodon okinawae).
- Added Yellow Watchman Goby (Cryptocentrus cinctus).
- Added Green Mandarin Goby (Synchiropus splendidus).
- Added Court Jester Goby (Amblygobius rainfordi).
- Added Chalk Basslet (Serranus tortugarum).
- Added Blue Gudgeon Dartfish (Ptereleotris hanae).
- Added Yellowhead Jawfish (Opistognathus aurifrons).
- Added Longnose Hawkfish (Oxycirrhites typus).
- Added Dispar Anthias (Pseudanthias dispar).
- Added Bellus Angelfish (Genicanthus bellus).
- Added Pacific Redstripe Hogfish (Bodianus sepiacaudus).
- Added Achilles Tang (Acanthurus achilles).
- Added Black and White Chromis (Chromis iomelas).
- Added Sailfin/Algae Blenny as an alias to Lawnmower Blenny.
- Bioloads for all species have been adjusted down.
- Size of Ocellaris Clownfish has been adjusted down to 3.5 inches.
- Size of Tomato Clownfish has been adjusted down to 3.5 inches.
- Size of True Percula Clownfish has been adjusted down to 3.5 inches.
- Size of Lawnmower Blenny has been adjusted down to 5 inches.
- Minimum tank size requirement for Ocellaris Clownfish has been reduced to 24x12.
- Removed "filters" selection box for now as it is not directly relevant to saltwater species.

- Total number of species in DB has been increased to 46.

To access the application, please click on AqAdvisor site.

If you have any saltwater species that are missing in AqAdvisor DB, please let me know!!! If you disagree with any of the results produced by AqAdvisor, please let me know that too.
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post #4 of 18 Old 05-04-2010, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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What's new for 2010 05 04 build:

- Added Falco Hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys falco).
- Added Red Spotted Hawkfish (Amblycirrhitus pinos).
- Added Spotted Hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys aprinus).
- Added Caribbean Hawkfish as an alias to Red Spotted Hawkfish.
- Added Threadfin Hawkfish as an alias to Spotted Hawkfish.
- Added Tail Spot Blenny (Ecsenius stigmatura).
- Added Longfin Fairy/Blue and Red Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus rubriventralis).
- Added Striped/Sankeys Dottyback (Pseudochromis sankeyi).
- Added Kauderns/Bangaii/Longfin Cardinal (Pterapogon kauderni).
- Added Bamboo/Cat Shark (Chiloscyllium plagiosum).
- Added Black Banded Shark (Chiloscyllium punctatum).
- Minimum tank size requirement for Green Mandarin has been increased to 48x18.
- Green Mandarin has been re-classified as a Gragonet. Compatibility warnings are changed appropriately as well.

- Bug fixed: Temperature switch link near the bottom of the page was directing saltwater page to freshwater page. This has been fixed.

- Total number of species in DB has been increased to 62.

To access the application, please click on AqAdvisor site.

If you have any saltwater species that are missing in AqAdvisor DB, please let me know!!! If you disagree with any of the results produced by AqAdvisor, please let me know that too.

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post #5 of 18 Old 05-04-2010, 06:36 PM
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I think you need a bigger tank for the Mandarin. Great job as always!
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post #6 of 18 Old 05-04-2010, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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I think you need a bigger tank for the Mandarin. Great job as always!
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Someone already pointed this out so I increased it to 75g. Does it need even bigger tank than this?

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post #7 of 18 Old 05-04-2010, 08:16 PM
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I would say so but there are experts here who could better answer.
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post #8 of 18 Old 05-04-2010, 08:34 PM
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125 gallons with 150 lbs of live rock and a very mature system.
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125 gallons with 150 lbs of live rock and a very mature system.
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Is that a recommended volume or a minimum volume? On another source, they are insisting that 75g is the minimum.

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post #10 of 18 Old 05-05-2010, 02:07 PM
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That is what makes stocking a saltwater tank more difficult than just number-crunching. Different sources give you different answers as to how to stock a tank. Most marine misconceptions about stocking arise because people try to follow the "so many inches of fish per so many gallons" rule. Marine fish are more territorial and certain combinations of fish change the minimum tank size rule.

The reason I say this is that a Mandarin can thrive in a 75 gallon tank with lots of rockwork and a very large refugium for pods to populate. The same exact fish might not survive in a 125 with minimal rockwork and no sump at all. If you have a scooter blenny, goby or any other pod hunting fish, I would say that 200 lbs of rock and a big refugium were necassary.

The bottom line is that I do not have a "minimum tank size" for a Mandarin. I have a "Minimum Live Rock" requirement for the Mandarin, and that is 125+ lbs. If you could cram that into a 29 gallon aquarium, I would say that is a perfectly sized tank then...



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