FOWLR stocking - Whats the must have fish?

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With my new out of quarantined regal angel starting to nip at my SPS, I have decided to dedicate my 180g to a FOWLR tank! (upgrading to 400g in about 1 yr when my friend upgrade). I have since decided on the stock list, with the main focus being peaceful and angelfish!


Now, I need some help with my future stocking list!

My List so far: ***italic not gotten yet*** ***Bold being future purchase (hopefully)***
angelfishtangsanthaiswrasseMisc.
red sea regalpowder blue4x Bimac3x Blue star leopard3x Royal gramma
Flame angelAchilles2x LyretailFlamemoorish idol
Blue face Gemsunburstmystery 2x True percs.
Flamebackblue spot jawfish
Banditcopper band
Conspicuous
Bellus

any suggestion to what I should add/subtract? Also... what light would be good for this FOWLR tank? I was thinking 3 viparspectra as it is cheap and the fish probably doesn't care (I do might add a small Colorado sunburst anemone tho). For the small fish, I can pretty much move to reef tank if anything goes out of hand.
 
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He will not go after small fish that is comfortable in the tank. If you add small fish, use acclimation box. Dazed small fish and shrimp will be food very quickly but feed him well and he will be a very docile fish that does not bother anybody.
I have small flasher wrasse and cleaner shrimp at are fine with him in the tank 6-7 inches (in a 320 DT)
 
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Koi scopas tang
I heard a lot about it. but it seems like the good ones are too expensive and the usual ones usually lose its color
Queen Angel or/and Majestic Angel, 2 of the most beautiful fish on the planet.
Would my tank be even able to hold that many? Btw I saw a scribbled angel today, sorta want to add it too haha
 
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Would my tank be even able to hold that many? Btw I saw a scribbled angel today, sorta want to add it too haha
Having a 50 foot tank wouldn't be big enough to have all the 'must have' fish unfortunately.
 
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Definitely a scribbled angelfish. They are so beautiful especially adults
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A nice triggerfish maybe a bluelined,
they are stunning at any age
 
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