Converting my predator reef to a community reef, stocking opinions?

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Hey guys, I've traded all my fish into my LFS to re-stock my tank with some friendlier, smaller fish, Let me know your thoughts of the stocking ideas!

Tank specs:
-40 gallon breeder (6 months old)
-Seachem tidall 55 HOB filter
-Seachem matrix biomedia
-purigen and phosguard
-60 lbs live rock
-60 lbs crushed coral and sand mix
- Nicrew 10,000k LED SW light
-2 528gph each powerheads
-150w heater

Tank Maintenance:
-weekly 10% water change with reef crystals
-weekly HOB filter clean
-weekly Algae clean
-weekly trace elements dose

Usual Tank Parameters
-Ammonia 0
-Nitrite 0
-Nitrate 15
-phosphate 0.7
-Calcium 500
-Magnesium -1470
-Alkalinity - 8

My OG fish stocking:
-Dwarf Zebra Lionfish
-2 Clarkii Clownfish
-Longnose Hawkfish
-Striped Blenny
- Bluespot jawfish (jumped out & fixed lid after)

My updated fish stocking:
- 2 percula clownfish (owned)
-Flame Hawkfish (owned)
-Six Line Wrasse (owned)
-Firefish dartfish (will buy soon)
-Bluespot Jawfish (will buy when available)
-Yellowtail Blue Damsel (will buy soon)
- potentially another fish like a lawnmower blenny

My Cleanup Crew:
-Abalone
-Pincushion urchin
- 2 Hawaiian feather dusters
-Brittle star
- Trochus snails
- Mix of Blue and Red leg Hermits
-Tiger Sand Conch

My Corals:
-Scolymias
-Elegance
-Duncans
- Acans
- Favias
-Chalices
-Hammers
-Blastomussa
- Cyphastrea
-Leptoseris
-Montiporas
-Gorgonians
-Zoanthids
-Palythoa
 

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Looks like a good list! The only issues I see are the damsel and hawk might bully some of the other fish
 
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check out the swallowtail/lyretail damsel as a replacement for the blue damsel.
I'm gonna watch the six line, flamehawk and damsel closely. I'm prepared to move them if needed. Also the damsel I'm after is a yellowtail blue damsel, which is known for being peaceful compared to other damsels
 
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UPDATE: I think I've decided on what I want the final fish list to be, I think I'm going to go with 8 fish total ( if you guys think that's too many lmk and I'll remove one)

-Bluespot Jawfish
-2 Percula Clownfish✔️
- Flame Hawkfish ✔️
-Firefish Dartfish ✔️
-Yellowtail Blue Damsel
- Six Line Wrasse ✔️
-Bangaii Cardinalfish

✔️= Currently own
 
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Hey guys, I've traded all my fish into my LFS to re-stock my tank with some friendlier, smaller fish, Let me know your thoughts of the stocking ideas!

Tank specs:
-40 gallon breeder (6 months old)
-Seachem tidall 55 HOB filter
-Seachem matrix biomedia
-purigen and phosguard
-60 lbs live rock
-60 lbs crushed coral and sand mix
- Nicrew 10,000k LED SW light
-2 528gph each powerheads
-150w heater

Tank Maintenance:
-weekly 10% water change with reef crystals
-weekly HOB filter clean
-weekly Algae clean
-weekly trace elements dose

Usual Tank Parameters
-Ammonia 0
-Nitrite 0
-Nitrate 15
-phosphate 0.7
-Calcium 500
-Magnesium -1470
-Alkalinity - 8

My OG fish stocking:
-Dwarf Zebra Lionfish
-2 Clarkii Clownfish
-Longnose Hawkfish
-Striped Blenny
- Bluespot jawfish (jumped out & fixed lid after)

My updated fish stocking:
- 2 percula clownfish (owned)
-Flame Hawkfish (owned)
-Six Line Wrasse (owned)
-Firefish dartfish (will buy soon)
-Bluespot Jawfish (will buy when available)
-Yellowtail Blue Damsel (will buy soon)
- potentially another fish like a lawnmower blenny

My Cleanup Crew:
-Abalone
-Pincushion urchin
- 2 Hawaiian feather dusters
-Brittle star
- Trochus snails
- Mix of Blue and Red leg Hermits
-Tiger Sand Conch

My Corals:
-Scolymias
-Elegance
-Duncans
- Acans
- Favias
-Chalices
-Hammers
-Blastomussa
- Cyphastrea
-Leptoseris
-Montiporas
-Gorgonians
-Zoanthids
-Palythoa
Abalone! Awesome....I like it.
 

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I'm gonna watch the six line, flamehawk and damsel closely. I'm prepared to move them if needed. Also the damsel I'm after is a yellowtail blue damsel, which is known for being peaceful compared to other damsels
I've had yellowtails in the past. my swallowtails are way more laid back.
 
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I've decided not to go with the damsel; here is my final stocking list

-2 Percula Clowns
-Bangaii Cardinal
-Six Line Wrasse
-Flame Hawkfish
-Firefish Dartfish
-Royal Gramma Basslet
-Bluespot Jawfish
 
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