How much life stock/fish can one put into a system...?

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  1. Express Reef

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    Hi,

    Just want to know, is there a guideline regarding how much life stock/fish one can add to a setup?
     
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    Ok ok there are some guidelines... Depends on your filtration etc etc BUT


    1. Calculate the volume of your aquarium in liters or gallons
    2. Work out the length of your chosen fish from nose to base of the tail
    3. Consult the table below
    Kind of fish /Inches / gallon cm / liter
    Coldwater /1" / gallon 2.5cm / 4.55 liters
    Tropical /1" / 0.5 gallon 2.5cm / 2.25 liters
    Marine (reef) /1" / 4 gallon 2.5cm / 18 liters
    Marine (Fish-only) /1" / 2 gallons 5cm / 9 liters


    The short, "Rule of Thumb" answer generally accepted in the marine aquarium hobby is: "One inch of fish (measured from the nose to the base of the tail) per 5 gallons of system saltwater.
     
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    ...don't forget to take into account all life forms need different space and filteration needs... Corals, Anemones, Fish! Plus growth... Plus...plus!!!
    Oh crap the old 22L per marine fish just don't work coz to much to take into consideration!!!
    Best bet biggest sump, best fiteration and, movement, and Light equals more inhabitants!!
    Skimmer will be working full steam ahead the more you add!! soooo good skimmer important!
     
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    and dont forget different fish/invert tempraments.....
     
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    :lol: dont think I`ll fit the ocean in there...
     
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    as long as you can provide them with oxygen.
    But take into account, the time frame Eiskom plunges you into darkness.

    So, rather understock
     
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