Am I over stocked

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  1. Pete

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    Would just like to get your advice as to weather I am overstocked. I have a Boyu TL-550 have about 17-20kgs live rock. Crushed coral as substrate.

    Fish - 2 x Clown fish, 1 x Royal Gramma, 1 x Sixline Wrasse, 1 x Coral Beauty and 1 x Regal Tang (small) which will be relocated as soon as new tank is up and running.

    Corals - 1 x Pin Cushion, 1 x Candy Cane (two heads), 1 x Ricordia Yuma, some zoas and three mushies..
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    how many literes is this tank Pete?
     
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    how many liters is your tank
    2.5cm fish per 15L water
     
  5. Pete

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    Its a Boyu tl550 128l
     
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    thats fine don't add anymore fish
     
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    Thanks Lanzo and corals does a person have a limit there
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    as long as you practice proper husbandry you can go ahead and add more corals,ie.keep up with regular water changes
     
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    if you are doing a 10%Wc every week, then all will be fine in your eden.
    What about some pic's i would love to see how it looks.
     
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    great minds,hey mekeaal;)
     
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    Thanks Guys I do 20l a week will take some picks tonight and post tomorrow
     
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    sweet,20L is good
     
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    20l is perfect.yeah Lanzo,great minds :lol:
     
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    Hi, yes 20l is good, see if u can plumb a skimmer. add lots of softies as well as hardy LPS, they provide some filtration as well.

    GL
     
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    Lps and softies dont provide enough filtration to be noticed, and dont over feed hay.
     
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    Pete: I think with a 20L you're good to go as thats more than 10% water change weekly. I only change 10% weekly. When will your big tank be up and running?
     
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    Well the big tank is going to take a couple of months as I first have to buy a new lounge suite and dinner tabel so that my wife can re-arange the house to accomodate my new tank as she dont want me to covert the FW tank that she has so politly taken over and stocked it the way she wanted too, Just wish she would learn to do her own water changes now:lol: . But yes it is in the pipeline and also thinking if I sould just buy a setup or if I should have it custom made.
     
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    Hi Pete,when you say 'buy a setup' you mean of the ready made tanks eg.Boyu?
     
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    Hi Makaeel, talking about tank cabinet and hood with sump sump
     
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    cool.just make sure the hood has adequate ventalation for the heat that the lights will cause
     
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    Thanks will do
     
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