Can this nano survive 23.7 gallons

Smom

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i have been in this hobby for 4 months now after a month of the tanks life i fully stocked it i had very bad advice on equipment , tank , and stocking i cant blame on on the lfs because it was my own fault i should have researched on my own anyways i have been doing 50% water changes every week making sure the new water matches mine with salinity ( i got a refractometer for that ) and temp i leave the water for a day in a food safe containers with a pump and a heater
my stocking ( yellow tang , orange clown and a black clown , firefish and a sleeper goby )
clean up crew 3 Mexican snails 12 blue legged hermit crabs and 2 cleaner shrimps
iam planning to get a red sea reefer 350 as soon as possible because that tang cant live there as i understood
will my tank survive ? tell i get the new tank
i have coraline algae growing everywhere red purple and pink
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jmcdaniel0

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ok.... What is causing you to panic so?

Yes your tank is over stocked, I have successfully housed large fish in small tanks short term. Everything looks healthy. Is your tank still cycling? Are you testing your water? If you are not still cycling, then just watch your nitrates, and do a water change as needed to keep them down and in check. Otherwise, just keep it under close watch, and dont panic.

Get the larger tank when you can or find someone to house the fish for you, or trade them to a better LFS .
 

farfromsea

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It sounds fine (minus the tang but you know that). Not everyone runs a sump. A protein skimmer would help nutrient export but if you do a ton of giant water changes like that may not even be necessary. Like mentioned above unless the test results show something wrong with the water it is going to be okay. Can't tell if you have coral in there my eyes are bad. But if you do inadequate lighting could be unfortunate but then again I had garbage lights for a while and the resilient easy coral I had in there survived.

Hang in there! Especially if you are getting a 350 soon no point in sinking all money in expensive equipment for a temporary tank!


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Smom

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ok.... What is causing you to panic so?

Yes your tank is over stocked, I have successfully housed large fish in small tanks short term. Everything looks healthy. Is your tank still cycling? Are you testing your water? If you are not still cycling, then just watch your nitrates, and do a water change as needed to keep them down and in check. Otherwise, just keep it under close watch, and dont panic.

Get the larger tank when you can or find someone to house the fish for you, or trade them to a better LFS .

The tank has cycled

The problem is that my nitrate isnt going down it stabilizes on 10 ppm because my water source has nitrate in it and iam afraid that corals or fish might look healthy but they are stressed iam using NO3/phosphate reducer and water changes to get it down and the water change as a substitute to dosing for my corals too
And thanks alot for the help
 

jmcdaniel0

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farfromsea i have a hang on the back skimmer rated for 170 liters i have in the DT and a few corals one of them the star polyps isnt happy at all recently
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Nitrates of 10ppm are not much to worry about in my opinion. I wouldn't worry about them until they are in the 20 range.

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