Setting up a new reef tank need suggestions for live stock



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South new Berlin
I’m gonna be transferring my 2 clowns, thin stripe hermit crab maybe my skunk cleaner and the pistol shrimp if I can get him outta it.

For the 40gallon breeder with a DIY 29gal sump I’m planning to add the following

4x blood red fire shrimp

2x engineer gobies if I can find enough evidence that it is not problematic

4x snails

3-6x more hermit crabs

1x coral banded shrimp for sump cleaning

1x watchman gobie.
And of course I’m adding some spa and some Frags from my current tank, not adding Kenya to it.

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