How many fish to add to your tank(newbes)

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As a guide to stocking levels in a reef system, allow 2.5cm of fish per 23L of water. In a fish only system allow 2.5cm of fish per 11.5 liters. Stick to these levels for the first year of a tank's life.

There can be no hard and fast rules as no two aquariums are ever identical, but, by being conservative during the first year chances of success are greatly enhanced.
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i dont agree with this metric at all...

there is more to stocking levels than literage, species of fish, territory behavior, filtration you have etc.
 
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You also have to make sure that if you're using a calculation like this, you work on the mature size of the fish, not the current size!
 

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