Need help with stocking

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    jef9891

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    Well im new to salt water tanks, so bare with me. I have a 75g that is in the process of cycling. So i have been looking at fish to possibly have in the tank, as of right the plan is FOWLR tank. I'm not sure if i have to many fish or just enough or if they would all go together.
    Pygmy Yellowtail Angelfish
    Clown Goby, Citrinis
    Orange Spotted Goby
    Carberryi Anthias
    Black & White Chromis
    Blue Sapphire Damselfish
    Bicolor Blenny
    Flame Hawkfish
    Hoeven's Wrasse
    Kole Yellow Eye Tang

    Pretty much 1 of everything. Thinking the hawkfish could be taken out and replaced by a clown. I'm not sure if the angel fish and tang would be OK but if i had to choose one i would go with the angel. Pretty much every fish is max size is 2 up to 4.5 expect the tang. So any help or ideas would be helpful. Thank you
     
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    Damsels are assholes, so I would avoid that. I think that list would be pushing it. Try 1 of the gobies, a small school of chromis (they do better in groups). I would also say that a 75 is on the small side for any tang, most need a 6 ft tank and the bigger ones need more space. And lastly, the anthias needs a LOT of food. 4x daily feedings is recommended, I believe. Hard to control phosphates and avoid overfeeding everything else.


    That said, heres an idea:
    3x Chromis
    Clown Goby OR Cleaner Goby
    Pygmy Angel
    Hawkfish
    Wrasse
    Blenny

    Gives you a start and something to consider, at least.
     
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    Sounds like a good list. what if i took out the hawkfish. what you you suggest?
     
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    Personally I'd def. have a yellow tang and/or hippo Love the colors on those 2.
     
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    The hippos are way too big and aggressive, they do best in 180+ gallons. You could have the yellow tang, but like I said, it would be cramped as an adult.

    If you took out the hawk, a pair of clowns would do nicely, but get the more docile varieties (i.e. avoid maroons).
     
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    The hippos are way too big and aggressive, they do best in 180+ gallons. You could have the yellow tang, but like I said, it would be cramped as an adult.

    If you took out the hawk, a pair of clowns would do nicely, but get the more docile varieties (i.e. avoid maroons).
     
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