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RE: Aquarium Capacity

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Posted by: trogdor_1 at Wed Nov 12 17:52:00 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by trogdor_1 ]  
   

Your response was definately helpful. Thank you.
I'm wondering though... Since the old rule it out... I have a 46 gallon bow front. Currently there are about 46 inches of fish in there. According to the old rule, this is enough fish. But, a lot of my fish population are cat fish and loaches who don't really take up "swimming space" at the top and middle.
Will powerheads and an extra filter benefit my tank? Or are they pointless to add? I do 25% changes about once a month, usually doing a 5% or 10% change in between the monthly maintainence. I use a good quality water conditioner and I also add a bacteria supplement when ever I do a change. Could two, larger water changes (ie. 25% changes every other week) be beneficial? Or would smaller, more frequent changes be better?
I certainly don't want to stock my tank to the point of the fish bumping into each other. I just want to make sure I'm not overloading what the tank can safely handle in terms of waste.
Thanks again for all the help.


   

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