80 gallon shallow reef stocking?

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I'm looking for input from anyone not a member of the tang police. Take that somewhere else. Currently stocked with.
1 Tomini Tang
1 melanuarus wrasse
1 yellow Coris wrasse

I'm thinking of a swallowtail angel and possibly a coral beauty and that's it for this tank as I realize the size obtainable by these fish. No clean up crew for obvious reasons. There's also a cardinal in there that was put in after cycle to make sure everything was good. He's getting moved back to where he came from. I've been told a kole tang would work as well. Tank is an IM sr80. My other 2 tanks are coral first with the typical working fish. Looking for stocking input as I'm not a fish first reefer and don't want to listen to sales kids at the local lfs.
 
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I wouldn't put any Genicanthus in under 90 gallons but it could work, you need good water circulation for these fish.
I upgraded the 2 stock 538 gph pumps with one 1900 gph pump. It moves water good. Plus 2 power heads. I've seen anywhere from 70+ for a single to 120 for a pair for keeping them.
 

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Coral Beauty dwarf angels are awesome fish. I honestly don’t think 5 fish are too many for an 80-gallon (I typically ran twice that in a 25-gallon), but again - it all really depends on the size of the fish.
 
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I've also thought about a single female anthias but I've also read having multiple planktivores can sometimes cause food aggression. I'm the type to not spend more than $25 on a fish but will drop money on a colony without a thought. I decided to go for some nicer fish for this tank.
 
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