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Here is my potential stock list for a 230 gallon reef build. These are just fish that I want, so any input is appreciated and I will decide from there. It might be overstocked, but I cannot decide which to take out with input. Thanks!!

1 x lyretail anthias male
4 x lyretail anthias female
2 x clownfish
1 x starry blenny
4 x bangaii cardinal
1 x flame hawkfish
1 x one spot foxface
1 x carpenter wrasse
1 x spotted fairy wrasse
1 x orange back fairy wrasse
1 x blue throat triggerfish
1 x blue hippo tang
1 x naso tang
1 x powder blue tang
1 x yellow eye kole tang
1 x bristletooth tang
 
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That's a lot of big fish. List looks good. You may want to do 3 cardinals but you eventually will be down to one if you dont have the right sex. I personally would not add a blue hippo but the rest look awesome. Add the Naso and Powder blue dead last.
 
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That's a lot of big fish. List looks good. You may want to do 3 cardinals but you eventually will be down to one if you dont have the right sex. I personally would not add a blue hippo but the rest look awesome. Add the Naso and Powder blue dead last.
Okay thank you! The cardinals I was the most iffy on quantity. Just wondering, why not the blue hippo? To disease prone? To big?
 

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Here is my potential stock list for a 230 gallon reef build. These are just fish that I want, so any input is appreciated and I will decide from there. It might be overstocked, but I cannot decide which to take out with input. Thanks!!

1 x lyretail anthias male
4 x lyretail anthias female
2 x clownfish
1 x starry blenny
4 x bangaii cardinal
1 x flame hawkfish
1 x one spot foxface
1 x carpenter wrasse
1 x spotted fairy wrasse
1 x orange back fairy wrasse
1 x blue throat triggerfish
1 x blue hippo tang
1 x naso tang
1 x powder blue tang
1 x yellow eye kole tang
1 x bristletooth tang
Definitely not overstocked imo. What are the dimensions of the 230? Generously stocked I'd say.

What will your proposed qt protocol be? This matters to stocking in my world running tangs and triggers. The powder and hippo are very susceptible to ick and can make management a nightmare if ick gets in the tank.

Yekt and Bristletooth with likely not get along and both have a nasty beak on them. I'd choose one. The yekt will be very hard to source and expensive if you find one.

the 4 Cardinals may become a group of 3 and a lone one. What do you think about 2 bangaii and two PJ cardinals?

Multiple male flashers will display more often than a single male will. 2-3 should be no problem.
 

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Okay thank you! The cardinals I was the most iffy on quantity. Just wondering, why not the blue hippo? To disease prone? To big?
They get big, always seem to have issues and don’t do much for algae control. I would replace him with a Purple tang, yellow or scopas.
 
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Definitely not overstocked imo. What are the dimensions of the 230? Generously stocked I'd say.

What will your proposed qt protocol be? This matters to stocking in my world running tangs and triggers. The powder and hippo are very susceptible to ick and can make management a nightmare if ick gets in the tank.

Yekt and Bristletooth with likely not get along and both have a nasty beak on them. I'd choose one. The yekt will be very hard to source and expensive if you find one.

the 4 Cardinals may become a group of 3 and a lone one. What do you think about 2 bangaii and two PJ cardinals?

Multiple male flashers will display more often than a single male will. 2-3 should be no problem.
I will get the dimensions soon. Qt protocol would be going through DrReef and then for the more prone fish 1 month copper when I receive them. Thank you for your opinion! I would do 2 and 2 with the cardinals
 
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I will get the dimensions soon. Qt protocol would be going through DrReef and then for the more prone fish 1 month copper when I receive them. Thank you for your opinion! I would do 2 and 2 with the cardinals
Mike already runs all of the fish through copper (unless you are talking conditioned). Bringing them in and qting them again in copper would just be additional medication and stress on them.
 
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Mike already runs all of the fish through copper (unless you are talking conditioned). Bringing them in and qting them again in copper would just be additional medication and stress on them.
I would definitely buy the qt ones. So you think it would be safe to add them right in?
 

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I would definitely buy the qt ones. So you think it would be safe to add them right in?
I'm a Stickler for qt because I run a lot of tangs and have been wiped out by velvet in the past. I trust Dr Reef fish to drop straight in. I've got a 9 fish order with him right now that will deliver next month when my new tank is ready.

I'd also second dropping the hippo. Even after medicated QT, I have seen them pop ick. They are fun to watch be weird, but not worth it to me any more.
 
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I'm a Stickler for qt because I run a lot of tangs and have been wiped out by velvet in the past. I trust Dr Reef fish to drop straight in. I've got a 9 fish order with him right now that will deliver next month when my new tank is ready.

I'd also second dropping the hippo. Even after medicated QT, I have seen them pop ick. They are fun to watch be weird, but not worth it to me any more.
Okay I will most likely drop it, I’ve been knocked out by velvet before, I will not do it again lol
 

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