If I add a sixline wrasse, am I still "understocked"

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  1. Matt

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    I know its a bit of a tough question as everyone has their own views on this.

    Tank is 130L

    1 Midas blenny
    2 Ocellaris clowns

    I quite like it being understocked as it means less cleaning and maintenance for me.

    If I buy a sixline wrasse will I still be able to stick to a single 10% water change a week etc?
     
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    What skimmer are you running?
     
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    Boyu 310 (its a nano skimmer but works quite well) - all the guys overseas were upgrading their nano's with this model
     
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    In my opinion...Yes.
     
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    Gr8 thanks ;)
     
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    What is the rating for the skimmer? (max tank volume)
     
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    Wee-Man, not too sure as it came with the tank. I think its 150L
     
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    Well until you know the maximum volume at low and heavy stocking of your tank, you shouldn't test it too hard, have a little google or ask at the store where you got it, don't let them fob you off with vague replies though, there will be a specified design limit for that skimmer.
     
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    matt - even with the six line -you will still be way understocked and can easily get away with the 10% water change - you can even add 6 fire gobies and be ok
     
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    Hi Shan, what do you base the calculation on? not having a dig, but Matt should be able to understand how you came to your conclusion. That way he will be able to decide for himself.
     

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