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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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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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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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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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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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