Boyu 550 tank limits.

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  1. Penny

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    hi!

    i bought a second hand tank that had 2 clownfish. i have since added a dwarf angel, cardinal and goby. i also have 2 shrips.

    what is the reccommended number of livestock i can keep in this tank?

    Thanks!
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Hi and welcome!

    well where you are at now seems to be ok, how long have you kept marines?
    i wouldnt add more than this for a few months and get to know the system...

    you can add plenty of soft corals, mushrooms and 1 or 2 pieces of LPS corals as the weeks go by.
     
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    what species of clown fish is it?

    I would let the tank settle for now. Corals you can add depending on your lights.
     
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    i have had the tank since March and after a long struggle with nitrates, i finally got the perfect water conditions.

    i have 2 clarkii clownfish with a bubble coral.

    thanks for the advice!
     
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    Clarkii gets rather big. So less other fish at the end of the day.
     
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    Hi and welcome the Boyu tanks are nice to start with but you will soon realize limitations.
     
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    they are great tanks, i still have mine from 4 years ago, i remember after about 8 months i changed the lights and added a better skimmer i kept SPS, clams etc no problems, but a good start
     
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    agreed. Good tank to start with
     
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    HI AND WELCOME, HAVE MINE FOR 18 MONTHS NOW AND LEARNED A LOT READY TO UPGRADE TO A 1.8 M VERY SOON . YHE GUYS AND GALS ARE VERY HELPFULL ENJOY THE TRIP :thumbup:
     
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    Also ran one for about a year and a half, then a 4 foot.
     
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    They are great little tanks , mines been going strong for a little over 3 years now.love the tank but ran out of space quickly and haven't been able to add anything for about a year as a result. I love it though.
     
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