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Hey so the cycle on my 350gal is almost near. in the next few days, im going to add fish.
*** religiously cycled my tank with ammonia of 4ppm daily. (which zeros out now in 24 hrs)

article i read said this way of fishless cycle allows me to add a lot of fish all at once.
how many can i add in one day? 20-30or more?
 

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Size of fish? I'd imagine you can add whatever will create approximately the same ammonia you've been adding to the tank per day. At 1", you could probably do closer to 40 fish, to be honest. As they get larger, decrease a little.
 

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well how many inchs of fish can i add is my question.
i have no idea how many fish can create 4ppm of ammonia. was hoping someone had an idea.

im planning to mix malawi and tangs.
 

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30" of fish? thats ten 3"s.
you got to consider that this tank has 350gal water volume. to get 4ppm of ammonia in there you need tons of fish.
its not the same as having 4ppm in 100gal.

im guessing that i can have about 60-90" of fish all at once.
 

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The reason its so low is that there is no way of knowing how many fish it would take to create 4 ppm of ammonia and it would be better to go under than to guess at how many it would take and put that many in.

And there is nothing saying that you have to fill the whole 4 ppm right off the bat.
 

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For 350 gallons at a 4ppm ammonia reading. I say you will be safe with about 60 to 90 inches of fish. But of course less is always good and you can work yourself up to that 4ppm. It also depends what kind of fish you are thinking off since. I know alot of people will do the fish load all at once so there is no terrriories already staked out by fish that were introduced first.
 
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