Please give advice on my 75gal reef stocking plans

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    runningrandy04

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    Hey everyone,

    Really looking for some good input on my stocking plans. Any advice or suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

    Current system:
    - 75 gal barebottom with 80 lbs of dry rock
    - ReefKeeper2 controller
    - 2x Tunze 6015(550gph), 1x Tunze 6065(1700gph)
    - 30 gal sump
    - Octopus Extreme 200 with OTP-2000 NW pump
    - Phosban 150 reactor
    - Magdrive 12 return with Magdrive 9.5 backup
    - 5 stage RO/DI for water supply using Seachem Reefsalt

    System upgrades:
    - Aquatrance 3000 for skimmer (purchase same time as clowns)
    - Photon V2 48 led light (purchase same time as cuc)
    - ReefBreeders Par38 Refugium bulb for cheato (purchase same time as cuc)
    - Dosing Kalkwasser in the ATO (purchase ATO ASAP, daily top offs are a PITA)

    Potential stocking in order: (weeks after 3 month cycle)
    -20-30 snails(Margarita, Nerite, Trochus, Turbo), pod supply, 2x Emerald crab (week 0)
    -4x Pepermint shrimp, 2x Cleaner shrimp (week 2)
    -2x Ocellaris clownfish (week 4)
    -3x Chromis, 1x Brittlestar, Cheato in sump (week 8)
    -Foxface (One Spot) (week12)
    -Six Line Wrasse (week 16)
    -Kole tang (week 20)
    -Anthias ? (if not too many fish already) (week 24)
    -BTA for the clowns (week 30)
    -add numerous LPS after BTA settles
    -fill in cuc as needed

    Concerns:
    1. Too many fish?
    2. Good order to introduce? (Anthias will go in before Six line if I do get some)
    3. Suggestions for cuc diversity. (No hermits please, love them, not a fan of reef hunger games though)
     
    runningrandy04, Mar 30, 2016
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    Yellow eyed Kole tang, pink spotted goby, gold stripe maroon clown would be good addition. If you check out my profile you`ll see my tank and the many LPS that are in my tank.
     
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    Thanks for the reply,
    That is actually my top choice tang. As for the others, I don't think the goby would like my bare bottom. I've also been looking at other clowns but I think the maroons are too aggressive for anthias. I'm leaning towards the Picasso percula clowns. I've also added a flasher wrasse to my possible list.
    Any LPS you recommend? I'm still lost as far as coral choice other than wanting LPS.
     
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