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    bioload

    yo yo,

    I was thinking of adding a blennie, flame hawk and foxface into my 77 gallon tank in January and was wondering if this would be too hard on the bioload if i added all these at once.

    any suggestions, comments ? I would add them seperately however due to shipping costs i can't place orders very often...

    I currently only have snails and 2 false clown in my tank.

    Nick.
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    Some will tell you to add 1 fish at a time... this is very good advice but I'm sure your system could handle 3 fish since you have a lot of liverock and don't have much in there for a bio load... once acclimated... test your water daily for any shifts for the first week... water changes will help fix any of the problems you encounter. The system should bouce right back to normal and stabilize in a month or so.

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    I agree with Ivan .. if the filter is in good shape and of reasonable size go for it. I added 4 shrimp and a flame hawk with my last stock purchase... and before that 3 yellow tangs and a blue tang with NO change in water quality. My tank is 100 gallons ... 90 net at best.
    It is always about balance. If the tank was already heavily stocked I would say no but that dose not appear to be the case.
    Rob

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    I would think you would be fine.. just go easy on the feeding for the first week.. Foxfaces are fine.. flame hawks can be messy!

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    Flame Hawks can be messy ? Can you elaborate on that ?
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    Yes flame hawks are little Piggies :-) but you got to love their personalities !! Great fish ... you will love it ... and very hardy too
    Rob

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    They are BIG hardy eaters = big wasters and excreter's
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    Yeah, I saw a few of them a month ago... for some reason they remind me f homer simpson.. .must be the googly eyes and the way they have a dumb kinda look to them.
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    Nbreau..

    Sorry thats what i ment by Messy, Was Big waste... lol, In turn more of a hit on the bioload!

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    Hey don't knock on Homer!
    I don't think it's a gamble in your situation. As mentioned, monitoring the first week is crucial. The FlameHawk might not eat to it's usual standing anyways due to the change in location.

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