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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Bioload, Bioload, Bioload. In the saltwater hobby, everyone is always talking about your tanks Bioload. Your tank inhabitants produce Bioload, but what is Bioload? And how can you decrease it? And why is it bad to have a larger Bioload?
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have a nanocube 6 gallon, I am going to put 10lbs of live rock in it, and I am going to put a 2 inch bed of live rock in the bottom. I want to build a tank with corals, inverts, and either a pair or single clownfish. What do you think I should put into it, I am going to run premade saltwater...
  3. Reef Fish
    Hello all. I's new to the salt/marine world but have run tropical fairly successfully. I have a 65 gal tank that is 36x18x24 high and am running about two inches of crushed substrate and about 45 to 50 pounds of live rock with a little more planned in the future. I have 6 turbo snails, 2...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Currently in my 80 gallon BB reef I only have 1 yellow tang and 1 snowflake ocellaris as far as fish go. I'm running only a filter sock and a psk 100 skimmer on the tank. The reason for the light fish stocking was because I wanted to be able to have to do only 5 gallon water changes weekly on...
  5. Reef Fish
    Hi all, I was wondering about adding a second clown fish to pair with my first (who I've had for about 9 months). The clown is a little snippy - she seems to get along well with the six line wrasse (they always swim together) and sometimes nips at the firefish, but not always. I was speaking...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    So this is probably a goofy question but while it's clearly understood fish create a bio load in our tanks and we manage quantities, I am recently converting from FOWLR to a new 90 reef. So my goofy question is... does coral add to bio load? I'm sure the "feeding" of course does but like you...
  7. Reef Fish
    Hello All! I am fairly new the the reef tank hobby and I am starting out with a 28gallon JBJ Nano Cube. I recently put together a list of fish that I think would look great in the tank and would get along well. My biggest worry is that I will exceed the bio-load of the tank OR I will pick...
  8. Skimmers & other filtration
    I'm trying to figure out what size protein skimmer I need to get for a 120g peninsula that I am starting up - I had planned on going with the RO 150 needle wheel, be received feedback that it wouldn't be enough with the bioload I wanted in my tank. I'm hoping to get some more helpful feedback...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, I would like some advice on adding two additional animals to my tank. My tank has been running for about 4 months. Here's my current setup/maintenance: I have modified the filtration in my tank with the following: 2x 425 powerheads InTank Media basket using Purigen, ChemiClean Elite...
  10. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hi all and thanks for reading my thread! I am expecting my stand to be finished up soon for my first saltwater tank which means I have entered shopping mode! I am in the process of planning and buying equipment for a 125 gallon reef ready aquarium and am looking for some advice on protein...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    High, low, just right?? I have a 210 with roughly 60 gallons between the sump and settling tank So with rock displacement (120 or so lbs) I figured around 250 gallons Stocking... 2 maroon clowns Whitecheek tang Yellow tang 1 chromis 1 blenny 1 bt trigger 2 pajama cardinals 1 sixline wrasse...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Good morning Reef Tank friends, I am months away from putting fish or any livestock in my tank, but I really like to try and plan ahead- so I thought I'd submit my list of planned livestock and see what you guys thought- any suggestions for any different configurations or other neat creatures...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Will the Curious Wormfish work in a pico with a couple of crabs or will it be too much?
  14. General Reef Discussion
    190 gallon DT 40 gallon Sump Reef octopus 300 6 green chromis 1 8" snowflake eel 1 5" engineer goby 2 true ocelaris clowns 1 fire fish Small frag of green star polyp 8" spaghetti leather 10" colt leather 4" real Tyree toadstool 120 lbs live rock If not how many more fish is safe to add?
  15. General Reef Discussion
    When looking at bio-load in the tank how do you consider inverts? I know Mr Saltwatertank indicated that they are a factor but not one he considers but how do others look at it? A hermit crab might be small but 10 or 20 hermits crabs start to add up. What about bigger crabs (emerald or arrow...
  16. Reef Fish
    Hey all, I just wanted to clear the air for anyone new to the hobby about bioloads. Although I am new to the forum I am not new to the hobby and ie been reading a lot of people talking about have only a small amount of fish in their tanks. I want to let you guys know that I have 10 fairly decent...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 55 Gallon reef tank and I am curious about what a good recommendation for fish bio-load would be. I plan to propagate the tank with healthy fish and a combination of many different types of healthy and vibrant corals. My tank specs are as follows and I will take ANY advice to improving...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I currently have two false percs in a 10 gallon fowlr with probably 10 pounds of lr. If i add two chromis would my bioload be ok?
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I couldn't resist picking up more fish this weekend. I know, I'm impulsive. I picked up bangaii pair, bringing my total fish count to 7 in a 55 gallon. They are the 2 bangaii's, a clown, strawberry basslet, yellow tang, coral beauty and an algae blenny. Do I need to be getting rid of some of...
  20. The THINK Tank
    Hi everyone. I know I am going to get a lot of opinions by asking this question, but that's fine. I want to see what the general consensus is and in general how many fish do you have in your tank. Right now I have a 110 gallon with a 40 gallon sump, but it's about half full, so that's probably...
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