Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers' started by elweshomayor, Jun 22, 2016.
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Bump because I need help :/
Move the tank furthet away from the wall? Its better to get a skimmer that over rates your tank volume especially if you have a heavy bioload
Those aren't Batfish they are called Mono( Monodactylus sebae). They are actually brackish water fish that can be acclimated to sw.
I have a special name for tanks like these. Ticking time bombs. My advice would be a serious reduction in bioload.
OK, by serious what are talking here? need to reduce 3,4, 5 fish? I know the tank is over stocked but to the point its a ticking time bomb? as in it will crash?
Since all the new fish, (the mono's and Garibaldi) are juvis, and they are already in my tank, I figured it be ok until theyre too big, then maybe return some of them? or is this a do it now situation?
The skimmer I got is rated for 250 gallons. Reef octopus 200int
Tank is 150g, and sump has probably 30 more gallons, so about 180gs total.
yeah thats pretty good
Monos get very big. Definitely get rid of most if not all of them. Questionable on if they're reef safe or not too.
That skimmer is decent. I definitely would've gotten one bigger if it had fit.
Of course the LFS says it's okay because they want money
Is this a do it now type thing? or can it wait until they grow a bit bigger? I kinda like them because theyre nice schooling fish different from the chromis I have. In terms of fish though, if it wasnt the species they are, would my tank still be over stocked? say I exchanged those 5 now, for 3-5 anthias later? Or some other smaller sized schooling fish?
If it were me? I'd say don't replace them. You might be able to get 1 extra fish in there, but it'd be pushing it.
anthias are very active fish that require A LOT of feedings this means youll be fouling your water further to keep up with their needs. when you set up the 220 I think you could get by with a school of yellow tangs? hopefully someoen will confirm this as im not 100% sure of what im saying
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