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How many fish can I have?

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How many fish can I have?
Old 02-26-2007, 08:13 PM   #1
 
How many fish can I have?

I understand that the rule is 1 inch of fish per 1gal water. Does this include crabs and the live rock?
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Old 02-26-2007, 08:16 PM   #2
 
saltwater doesnt follow the 1 inch per gallon rule, they dont have any rule of thumbs since there are many different things to follow.
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Old 02-26-2007, 08:20 PM   #3
 
It all depends. Some one might say my tank is over stocked. I have 22 fish and thats not including all the inverts. Oh its a 120gal with 30 gal sump. But my parameters are good. Ammonia 0 nitrite 0 nitrate 5 and phosphate .2.
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Old 02-26-2007, 08:24 PM   #4
 
I still dont get how your nitrates are always zero mike.
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Old 02-26-2007, 08:25 PM   #5
 
must be some hocus-pocus stuff.

Also mullet, what size tank do you have, and what is the surface area. Techinacally all tanks inhabitants should be determined by surface area, the bigger the better.
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Old 02-26-2007, 08:29 PM   #6
 
My tank is 30x12x16. Approx 28 gal.
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Old 02-26-2007, 08:48 PM   #7
 
with saltwater fish you have to follow the bahavior rule more than the inch per gallon rule.
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:41 PM   #8
 
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His trates are 5 if you look back.

In a 28g I'd either pick one nice fish that gets about 4" or so or maybe a couple of small gobies or blennies. I certainly would cram it full of fish.
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:57 PM   #9
 
well i just found out that if you do small fish (4 inches or less) you follow the 2 inch per 10 gallon rule, if the fish is bigger than 4 inches its 1 inch per 10 gallon, its a very basic rule and should only be used very rarely
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