View Full Version : Tank Stocking question

12/14/2007, 07:57 AM
Looking for input on stocking a 180g mixed reef.

Yellow tang
Blue tang
6-line wrasse
pair of false percs
marine betta
scotter blenny
assorted sanils (>100)
crabs and shrimp

Would you say this is lightly stocked/overstocked or somewherre inbetween?

I am thinking of adding a group of anthias but dont want to "over do it"


12/14/2007, 09:51 AM
so you only have 7 fish in your tank? Your crabs, snails, adn shrimp don't really count.they are part of the clean up crew.

If this is it in a 180 it is stalked light.


Blown 346
12/14/2007, 09:55 AM
You also have to look at how large the fish are now and how large they can grow to adult size. For every inch a fish is in length add 3 to 5 gallons of water that it will need for territoral reasons and swimming space. This is a great way to not overcrowd and keep everyone happy.