I just got a 30 gallon saltwater aquarium with a 29 gallon sump
. The sump has a protein skimmer, bag of activated carbon, live sand, and live rock. The tank itself has a deep live sand bed and a lot of fiji live rock. The current stock is 1 ocellaris clownfish, 1 valentini puffer, and 1 yellow watchman goby with its pistol shrimp. I have read a lot of different viewpoints on stocking. Some sources say roughly 1 inch of fish per 5 gallons; however, a book that I recently bought, The New Marine Aquarium by Michael Paletta says 1 inch of fish per 2 gallons of water. Right now I am at about 12 inches of fish. I was just wondering with the sump being so large how much more I could add. It makes a total of 59 gallons but I definitely would not add near 30 inches of fish. I was thinking about adding a flame angel
to the current stock and maybe a Bangeii cardinal if there is enough room. That would bring me to a total of around 20. To me I think that sounds fine with all the methods of filtration that I have but I would like some other opinions.