Stocking advice


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Mar 29, 2021
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Central Va.
Hi All!
Hoping for some opinions on my livestock for my 40g breeder. It's my first reef tank and all has been going well. Below is a list of my current livestock, all of which are thriving.
1.) Do you think I'm maxed out on livestock for this small tank?

2). If no, what would YOU add to compliment what's already in the tank? I don't mind "critters" that you only see at night (I work nights and am up all night sometimes at home). Open to, inverts etc, just trying to fill all spaces and show plenty of activity without overcrowding.

Current livestock:

2 clowns
4 chromis
1 yw goby
1 red firefish

1 scarlet cleaner shrimp
1 peppermint shrimp
1 tiger pistol shrimp
Approx 8-10 hermit crabs
1 electric flame scallop
3 nassarius snails

Your thoughts and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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