is my tank over stocked

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for my first question I am wondering if my tank is stocked enough or can I put something else in there.

my tank is a 180 gallon for filtration I have a fluval 306 and a filstar xp3 and a aquatech 30-60 hang on filter 300 watt heater keeps the tank at a steady 79 degrees and air bubbler 75 watt light and 38 watt light I have 2 lutino Oscars and 4 bala sharks with a common pleco I know these fish get big but was just wondering on your thoughts there is a pic of the tank in my profile thanx
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Rocksor replied the topic: is my tank over stocked

When the fish are adults, the bioload of the tank is overstocked. Expect to do at least 3 50-75% water changes a week. Don't add anymore fish if you don't want to do more water changes. If you don;t already have it, purchase an API freshwater master test kit and test ammonia and nitrites at least once a week. Test nitrates every 2-3 days. Get into that habit of testing.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: is my tank over stocked

Great looking tank, yes eventually overstocked. I think you are also a bit under filtered. Your plec should also have some natural driftwood to chew on, good for his digestion. The resin piece, while cool looking(I have the same one) doesnt help him in that area.


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face mcshooty replied the topic: is my tank over stocked

aqadvisor.com can give you a pretty good idea of what your stocking level is

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MetalHead88 replied the topic: is my tank over stocked

i had bala sharks back in the day.... those things were huge!!!
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ehall67 replied the topic: is my tank over stocked

cool tank! big fish … replace balas with SD when they get to big :whistle:

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ken25 replied the topic: is my tank over stocked

Thanx for the input I have the api master test kit and I check it every day and I do 2 40% water changes a week the balas are going in my 400 gallon when they get bigger what are SD
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Suprd71 replied the topic: is my tank over stocked

SD are Silver Dollars... and say what??? you have a 400g, whats in it and lets have a look at that bad boy!!


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askhammatt replied the topic: is my tank over stocked

Nice looking tank... Would love to see a pic of your 400!!
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