Starting my 32gal reef tank!

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    I am still very much new to the saltwater scene and I was hoping I could get some advice. I have a 32 gallon Coralife bio-cube (20.2 x 21.9 x 21.5 in). The image above shows the fish I would like to put in the tank. I was curious on whether or not that may be too many fish or fine for them all to thrive properly? I will be adding corals to the tank as well.
     
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    DeepBlueSomething Active Member Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    Welcome to R2R!

    Great news -- research, planning and this forum demonstrate a great start! Plus bonus points for using a spreadsheet! I will add patience to that list.
     
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    So do you think those fish would fit comfortably in my tank?
     
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    DeepBlueSomething Active Member Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    It doesn't seem like too much to me -- but just make sure you work through a good cycle. With SW it is more important to add to your tank bioload slower.
     
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    nautical_nathaniel Indecision may or may not be my problem. R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    All of those fish look pretty good to me. Just add them slowly and make sure your monitor how your tank adjusts after each addition :)
     
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    Is there an order you would recommend introducing these fish?
     
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    nautical_nathaniel Indecision may or may not be my problem. R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Ehh, the order is not super important unless you're adding something aggressive to the tank with relatively less-aggressive fish. Most folks add the sturdiest fish first to a new system, so perhaps the clownfish first? All of the fish besides the firefish are fairly sturdy. The shrimp should go in after three fish or so, you want to make sure things are super stable before you add it.
     
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    Awesome, thanks :)
     
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    No problem, good luck!
     
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    Good advice -- best of luck and keep us updated with pictures of your progress. Tons of great information around here...
     
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    Will do!
     
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    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    +1 Definitely start a build thread
     
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    Make sure you make 2 caves in your rock work for the goby and firefish
     
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