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  1. ritchard

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    Hi there

    I have just purchased a Zumbo Boyu TL-550 130 litre marine tank, matter of interest, how many fish can i house in that tank, are are the specifications of the tank:
    Zumbo Aquariumtechnical data:
    tank spec
    size:510Lx570Wx670H(mm)
    L: 128L
    power saving light
    volt:AC230/115V
    freq:50/60Hz
    power:PL-24Wx2
    submersible pump
    volt:AC230/115V
    freq:50/60Hz
    power:20W
    qmax: 1400L/h
    with pl light tube,double low noise instrument fan,led light,protein separator,uv light system,heater,internal bio-filter system(water pump,filter sponge,filter bag,bio-balls,activated carbon and ceramic
    rings included)


    Thanks

    Ritchard

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  3. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

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    Hello and Welcome Ritchard

    Hello and Welcome Ritchard

    Hello and Welcome Ritchard

    (doing it 3 times like you did :):):))

    Anyway, it obviously depends on the fish size when fully grown. But smaller fish species you could have 5 up to maybe 7 fish. Just keep in mind that saltwater holds less oxygen, so when the power goes out (Eskom) the fish might suffocate.

    Also do not add any fish that eats anything special only. Like sand sifting gobies, Mandarans, Copperbands. Tank is too small to provide enough food. Also no Tangs or any other that should be in a 1.5m or longer tank.

    Best advice, check the LFS for a fish, go home, Google it, learn as mush as possible about it, then go back and buy it. No impulse buying, or you will be sorry later.
     
  4. ritchard

    ritchard Thread Starter

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    Hi Riaan

    Thank you, will do.

    Ritchard
     
  5. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    A very WARM WELCOME to MASA, Ritchard.... Great to have you on-board.....

    Please read the info in the URL in my signature: Great link to Starting a new Marine aquarium
     
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  7. crispin

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    hello ritchard and welcome to masa:)

    congrats on that tank, its always great setting up new tanks:) there is a huge amount to learn and your best place is right here on MASA :) ask us all the questions you like and we will do all we can to help you and your tank along:)

    have you gotten any live rock yet? if so do you know how many kg?

    welcome to masa and happy postings:)
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hi Ritchard - I am moving this thread to the Newbies section.....
     
  9. inflames

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    Welcome dude!:yeahdude:
     
  10. Tobes

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    Welcome to MASA Ritchard, glad you joined us. If this is your first tank ever then you have a lot of reading and learning to do ;)
    Read the links in my signature, go through threads on MASA, ask questions - we are here to help.
    Just remember to cycle the tank properly with good quality live rock and wait the 6-8 weeks before adding any live stock. Only after the water test fine and shows NO ammonia, NO nitrites and LOW nitrates - only then you can add fish.
    Do you have other equipment and test kits already?
    Do you have a reverse osmosis unit to make the purified water for salt mixes and top ups?

    I'll leave the rest for now - first answer those so we can see what you still need etc :)
     
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    Welcome to MASA!!
     
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