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Old 09-24-2011, 01:35 PM   #1
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How many fish?


How many fish is the max for a 300 gallon reef tank?
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Old 09-24-2011, 01:39 PM   #2
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By the way we havea 75 gal sump.
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Old 09-24-2011, 01:40 PM   #3
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Old 09-24-2011, 05:55 PM   #4
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:30 PM   #5
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Bwahahahahahahaha...

On a serious note... it depends on the fish.

How about posting what your potential fish list would be?
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:56 PM   #6
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Very true not all fish are equal
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:32 PM   #7
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Ok Greg, ya make me smile (think he believed me?)
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:09 AM   #8
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Probably tangs, clownfish, and stuff around that size
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:58 PM   #9
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Tagging along. I'm curious as to what people will say. I can tell you that the number of tangs will be a major factor. They are grazers and prefer to eat all day long so they add a significant amount of waste into your system. Clowns don't produce a lot of waste (not like a tang anyway). The kind of tangs you add makes a difference too. Some tangs will get to be over 12" in your tank while others will remain around 6-8". There's so many variables I think it will be hard to get an exact number but maybe someone that's more experienced than me can give you a pretty good idea. Do you have a specific list of what tangs you are wanting and how many of each? I think that may help others in giving you a number
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Old 09-25-2011, 03:29 PM   #10
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Well we already have a yellow tang, a sailfin tang, and a blue tang, so I don't plan on getting any more tangs. We have a clown too. So we're already on the trail, but I'm just needing to know when I should stop. I think I might get a goby next because we have an ocean's worth of pods everywhere in the rock.
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:44 PM   #11
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I would say as much as your system can balance. Just add them slowly and see how your tank handles the bioload. 300 gallon is pretty darn big. Have you thought of any schooling fish?
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:00 PM   #12
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Personally I wouldn't be afraid to put 20 fish in there. As long as you have a good skimmer and keep up on tank maintenance you could probably do more than that.
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:36 PM   #13
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I have 16 fish in a 300 reef.
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:50 PM   #14
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I have six fish in my 46. A maroon, lawnmower, coral beauty, Pajama Cardinal, Fire
Goby, Blue damsel. I have another tank cycling that i am gonna use for one or two at least... i would think 20 large fish would be easy for a 300.... if you went with 5 or 6 large fish, and then went with all smaller fish from there i bet you could have 50. The thing is to add slowly, add a few fish, wait a month or two, check your ammonia, nitrite, nitrate levels in the weeks after adding and see how it does. When your tank gets to your liking then stop. if you get to where you are having nitrate climbing, or maybe an ammonia spike here and there i would say to back off...
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:11 PM   #15
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Hey! A school of fish sounds cool! What fish live in a school and any tips on it? That's pretty neat sounding!
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