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I’m starting a 150gal (60*24*24) reef tank. I’m looking for a little advice on my stock list as well as sources. I want to stock qt’ed and treated fish to avoid diseases. I will qt all coral and inverts for 90days on my own.

2 clowns
2 fire fish
1 six line wrasse
1 file fish
2 lawn mower blennies
1 yellow tang
1 powder brown tang
1 flame fin tang

Im fairly certain the tangs if introduced last and at the same time will work. The only sources I know for clean fish right now are:
Hubolt Aquatics
Quarantined Fish
Marine Collectors

Thanks in advance
 
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Among The Reef also cleans their fish, although they deal more with pricier fish.

For the firefish, I'd recommend getting a group of 6 and letting them sort themselves out in quarantine.

I'm slightly worried about the six line + the firefish, since sixlines are so aggro, and firefish are kinda wimpy.
 

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I’m starting a 150gal (60*24*24) reef tank. I’m looking for a little advice on my stock list as well as sources. I want to stock qt’ed and treated fish to avoid diseases. I will qt all coral and inverts for 90days on my own.

2 clowns
2 fire fish
1 six line wrasse
1 file fish
2 lawn mower blennies
1 yellow tang
1 powder brown tang
1 flame fin tang

Im fairly certain the tangs if introduced last and at the same time will work. The only sources I know for clean fish right now are:
Hubolt Aquatics
Quarantined Fish
Marine Collectors

Thanks in advance
Maybe some bangaii cardinals, a couple more wrasse, and a dwarf angel.
 
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Among The Reef also cleans their fish, although they deal more with pricier fish.

For the firefish, I'd recommend getting a group of 6 and letting them sort themselves out in quarantine.

I'm slightly worried about the six line + the firefish, since sixlines are so aggro, and firefish are kinda wimpy.
Thanks, I hadn’t considered the wrasse firefish issue.
Also didn’t realize I could put that many fire fish in peacefully.
Can they be purple and orange when mixed or do they all need to be one color?
 

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As far as the filefish go, I don't have much experience.

The filefish may nip at LPS and/or soft coral. I've got 2 in my 125, and while I don't see any particular damage, my acans may be a target. Disclaimer: I've got a lot of large colonies. I can't say what it might do to frags in a newer tank.

You may consider a melanaurus wrasse instead of the six line. Mine has been a perfect gentleman for years. Does a great job keeping the bristle worms at bay and has a similar appearance to the six line. They do get bigger though. Mine's about 5" long.

As far as the tangs go, I agree that if you purchase juveniles and add them at or about the same time, your chances of them getting along is good.

I have heard that lawnmower blennies can get aggressive. In a tank that size, you might be alright with two, but since I don't have experience with multiples, I don't know if I would try it without more research.
 
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I’m starting a 150gal (60*24*24) reef tank. I’m looking for a little advice on my stock list as well as sources. I want to stock qt’ed and treated fish to avoid diseases. I will qt all coral and inverts for 90days on my own.

2 clowns
2 fire fish
1 six line wrasse
1 file fish
2 lawn mower blennies
1 yellow tang
1 powder brown tang
1 flame fin tang

Im fairly certain the tangs if introduced last and at the same time will work. The only sources I know for clean fish right now are:
Hubolt Aquatics
Quarantined Fish
Marine Collectors

Thanks in advance
A coral beauty would be a great addition if comparable.
 

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