how many fish/inverts can fit in a 55l

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  1. Clownfish101

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    i will soon have a 55L nano with 100L hang on back filter with a protein skimmer and i will do 25% water changes weekly.

    just wondering can i fit the following?

    halimeda cuneata x5 (small)
    xenia x1 (medium large )
    deep red zoathinids (one medium small piece of rock)( half covered)
    natural green zoathinids (one medium piece of rock)( half covered)
    orange sea star x1
    nassarius vibex x3
    porcelain crab x1
    tailspot blenny x1
    common clowns x2
    banggai cardinalfish x1
    5kg live rock
    kenya tree (small)
     
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    please explain 100l filter, is this capacity of filter or water volume of filter?
    ps you could fit that livestock into a 55l tank just mature tank properly and add stock slowly to enable bacteria to grow and cope with each new addition
     
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    Glen, you shouldn´t post so late. 100l hang on filter for a 55l tank, that explains it all!;)
     
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    You can stuff your tank with corals until you think, it´s enough now. My only concern is, if you go for 2 clowns or any other pair of fish, you might end up with a breeding pair.
    Happened many times and a breeding pair will cause plenty of terror towards any other fish. One clown is fine, two gobies, one cardinal, later maybe a mandarin or scooter blennie. Choose peaceful fish that stays small. Sexy shrimps would be perfect, but then forget about the cardinal. A few hermits, two cleaner shrimps as clean up crew.
    100 l per hour is not a lot. For filtration it should be okay, but what about water movement?
     
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    These need mature tanks otherwise they tend to slowly starve to death, hang on a for a bit before adding one to your tank.
     
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    ill have a pump for water movement. ok so if i could make sure i didnt get a breeding pair of clowns it could work? i must say if i get one clown he will look so lonley. and im not really into most of the fish you mentioned but thanks for trying to help i will definetly consider a few hermits and/or shrimp.

    later (after christmas) i will add 3 social featherdusters and a anemone ill add the the starfish then.

    thanks for the help/info/ideas
     
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    Any two young clowns will finally end up as a pair.
     
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    how does that work?
    would it work if i got 3 clowns?
     
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