Livestock suggestions for my new Kent Marine 20g Reef Tank?

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    AyeAye

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    Ok, so I got this reef tank last week, gone through setting it up and currently doing a lot of reading on water care. the dimensions are approximately 18" high 20" wide and 13" in depth. It's got fan cooled florescent lighting, white and blue led strips, a wave thing, nano-skimmer. I took out the filter sponges (I don't see the need if I'm getting live rock and aragonite substrate). I will probably get a bigger skimmer, the one it came with looks like a joke, but I'll try it, see how it goes.

    Could anyone give me any pointers regarding livestock ideas suitable for this tank? preferably something easy.

    Many Thanks

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    With a 20 gallon tank, you will be maxed out at 2 large or 3 medium/small fish. So you'll have to choose wisely!

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    Maybe a pair of clowns and a goby of some sort?
     
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    does that "maxed out" include a clean up crew? hermits, shrimp etc?
     
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    Nope, that's for fish only.
     
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    A trio of firefish would be a lovely addition to a mini reef
     
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    I like black clowns and a yellow clown goby, personally. A 6-line wrasse and a coupl blue-green chromis would be pretty, too, but (chime in, please) a short tank may not be good for those ones.
     
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    when we count gallons, do we also count the volume in the rear compartment containing the pump and skimmer?
     
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    you count the area the fish have to live in
     
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    Make sure you count EVERYTHING if you ever use chemicals, but only swimming space when you stock.
     
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