Fish stocking order

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Looking to finally add livestock to my tank and looking for what order to get them in. Already have my clean-up crew (right now various types of snails) and after this weekend 15 BTAs. I narrowed it down based on my son's preferences and also getting fish that can also serve to help eat a bit of algae here and there. My tank is the Red Sea Max C130 with a 20-gallon sump, I'll be running a Vertex 130 skimmer and a Turbo Aquatics Algae Scrubber (waiting on) so hopefully nutrient export shouldn't be an issue. Each group will be given 1-3 weeks before the next group will be introduced. Based on everything I've read I'm thinking of getting fish in the following order, all will be juveniles.

First group
  1. 1x Fire or cleaner shrimp & 2x Peppermint shrimp
  2. 1x Court Jester Goby
  3. 1x Blenny (still debating on which one)
Second group
  1. 1x Red-Lined Wrasse
  2. 1x Pygmy (Cherub) Angelfish
Third group
  1. 4 or 5 Pink Skunk Clownfish (might have to remove 3 as the mature but with more than enough BTAs I'm hoping it will not be an issue)
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