Looking for stock list suggestions for my tank

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kropa008

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Hello, I'm in the process of reviving my old fowlr tank and trying to convert it to a reef tank. I see the general consensus is to now ignore the old "inch per gallon" rule when it comes to stocking the tank, so what is a realistic stock list of forgiving and hardy fish/corals/inverts for my tank? I understand some fish produce more waste than others, but I don't know which ones are dirty and which ones are "cleaner". The only thing I am dead set on is a pair of clowns (of course) and that I only want to keep softies to start with. No LPS or SPS just yet. I'm curious to see your suggestions. :) Below I will attach some photos and run you through my equipment. Sorry the water looks a bit cloudy just did a water change and moved the sand bed a bit.

54 gallon corner tank
55lbs of live rock
~1" sand bed of Carib sea live sand
Two hydor kurrila 425 powerheads
Eshoppes over flow box
Two Kessil A80 lights
Eheim Jager 150w heater
Sump underneath with carbon filter pad and bio balls
Aquamag 700gph return pump
Protein skimmer recommended by LFS (forget the name and brand of it)
100gpd 4 stage RODI unit
IO salt
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Those lights won’t cut it. That’s 30 w ohether, you are looking at 3-5watts per gallon. I’ll add an ato and you are good to start off. Lights can be added later , but a must have ..
 

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Curious why you went with 2 A80s? As @Ranjib pointed out it is prob not sufficient lighting, even for a softie tank in those dimensions. They are meant for small shallow nanos.

might consider returning/selling them and going with an A160
 
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