Fluval 13.5 setup is there to much in my tank

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Did I overstock for this setup
I have two clowns two cardinals
And a blenny
My setup is a fluval 13.5 with a air prime 16 - with diffuser
I have a upgraded return pump siccee
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jebao wavemaker
Skimmer fluval
And upgraded media basket
•I’m trying to keep acros now my tank is a year old it looks great chemistry is great fish look happy and my tank shows signs of maturity
any suggestions comments please let me know

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Yeah I think you overstocked just a bit. Usually in that size tank, two fish is the best and you could a third in if you have good nutrient levels.

The problem for you is if you want to do sps you are going to have to have slightly smaller number for nitrates compared to lps and softies however you are now going to have to feed more and that feeding will create larger nutrient levels.
 
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Yeah, you're overstocked. Join the club. :)
Thanks for the reply I appreciate it
My inhabitants look good though ?
well I guess no more corals or fish , looks like I’m going to have to upgrade my tank
I didn’t think I would make it a year into the hobby. Everyone told me to buy bigger because this will happen and look what happened. It did. Have a good night.
 
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No more corals….. there’s always room for more!!!
I had someone tell me I was hurting my tank by adding anything else smh ‍♂️
I would never hurt my animals I just love corals and fish .
if anything I would add more corals in the distant future ;no way any more fish
Thanks for making me feel a little better my friend
 
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Yeah I think you overstocked just a bit. Usually in that size tank, two fish is the best and you could a third in if you have good nutrient levels.

The problem for you is if you want to do sps you are going to have to have slightly smaller number for nitrates compared to lps and softies however you are now going to have to feed more and that feeding will create larger nutrient levels.
Thanks for the info
I will try and feed more ,I’ve seen good color and growth so far on my frags of acro
Thank again my friend I will keep this in mind
 

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I had someone tell me I was hurting my tank by adding anything else smh ‍♂️
I would never hurt my animals I just love corals and fish .
if anything I would add more corals in the distant future ;no way any more fish
Thanks for making me feel a little better my friend
Anytime….I think they were mostly referring to the fish be heavily stocked, if anything to watch out for will be the cardinals, two things could happen over time especially with some branching coral in the ,

First and mostly likely is the clowns harass them because they can be bullies and they may decide the whole tank is theirs

Second possibility is the tank eventually gets so grown out with coral that the cardinals don’t have much anywhere to swim….
But neither situation is happening right now, so no one needs to be rehomed and you will know when/if it’s time, until then
Happy reefing
 
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Anytime….I think they were mostly referring to the fish be heavily stocked, if anything to watch out for will be the cardinals, two things could happen over time especially with some branching coral in the ,

First and mostly likely is the clowns harass them because they can be bullies and they may decide the whole tank is theirs

Second possibility is the tank eventually gets so grown out with coral that the cardinals don’t have much anywhere to swim….
But neither situation is happening right now, so no one needs to be rehomed and you will know when/if it’s time, until then
Happy reefing
Thanks for the info I will keep in mind my friend
 

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Thanks for the reply I appreciate it
My inhabitants look good though ?
well I guess no more corals or fish , looks like I’m going to have to upgrade my tank
I didn’t think I would make it a year into the hobby. Everyone told me to buy bigger because this will happen and look what happened. It did. Have a good night.
It looks like you're doing a great job with your tank. :)
 
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