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This is my husband and I first time venturing to the saltwater side. I am anxious trying not to kill off everything. I hope that we can get a good system built up. We want to get corals that are pretty but hardy. We somehow collected a live rock with aiptasia and this cute little coral, not sure what kind. Not sure if killing the aiptasia in the setup cycle was smart but I got F aiptasia. We are hopeful to aquire some clownfish and a clean up crew. I love the goby and shrimp combo. Oh we have a Fluval Evo 13.5 tank. And I love the orchid dottyback, royal gamma. But realistically I dunno how far of a Longshot it is for this size tank. We obviously want corals too but not sure what we should do. Anywho looking for insight from fellow hobbyists.
 
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Welcome to Reef2Reef!!

Zoanthids are beautiful and relatively hardy for they cheaper varieties. They come in every color under the sun too!

I would stay away from green star polyp and xenia unless it's isolated on a small rock island on the sand. They can very easily take over your entire rockscape.

I do think a 13.5 is to small for either a orchid dotty back or royal gramma. It's usually recommended to have 20 to 30 gallons for them. A clown pair with goby and pistol shrimp shouldn't be a problem at all though!
 
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