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Matty_808 06-14-2007 02:46 PM

I ahve a 40 gallon tank and was just wondering would i be able to put a few more fish in my tank now that i have a bio-wheel and a Fluval 304 hooked up? :D

Trishfish 06-14-2007 05:10 PM

What kind of fish and how many do you already have in there?

MattD 06-14-2007 05:29 PM

Generally, you can stock heavier if you can keep up with the waste. Afterall, this is how pet stores can keep their tanks stocked so heavily.

Since you have a Fluval 304(?), which is made for tanks far larger than 40 gallons, I'd say you may be able to stock it slightly heavier than you normally can - although you can't go too overboard because your tank only has so much physical space, and this could eventually lead to territory disputes.

And your tank is slightly overstocked at the moment by the way anyway bro . . . ;) :lol: :lol: :lol:

Matty_808 06-14-2007 06:57 PM

i have 4 angels...2 swordtails..2 cat fish 15 ghost shrimp....4 chinese algae eaters and 2 kuhli loaches..... thats all for now what do you think could i have a few more or not?

leifthebunny 06-14-2007 08:34 PM

What kind of catfish? For example, Plecos are fairly prolific waste producers and most tend to get very large, while Cories tend to stay pretty small.

MattD 06-14-2007 09:27 PM

I'm a friend of him, he has 2 Brochis Cats, one nearly fully grown, the other quite small, I'd say maybe 6 months tops.

leifthebunny 06-14-2007 09:54 PM

Outside of the standard objections to the CAE, I wouldn't push too many fish. CAE get pretty big as well as the angels, so the filtration is looking to be able to handle the load on the tank.

Matty_808 06-14-2007 11:30 PM

I thought so myself...and now that i added the Fluval 304 i was gonna ask people if it would be a good idea to add like 2-3 more fish knowing that i have another huge filter hooked bio-wheel was doing perfectly fine and could handle the load like a champ.....i got the fluval for free so juss wanted to test and c how well it works.....thx for the advice though :D

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