Stocking for 80g

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As a new guy in the saltwater part of the hobby I've been slowly building up my first reef tank with a couple of zoa's acans and other easy "start" corals.

My current setup is a 80 gallon aquarium with a 45 gallon sump(with 20g refugium) that has the current critter stock.

3x Lyretail Anthias(Pseudanthias squamipinnis)
1x Landmower Blenny(Salarias fasciatus)
1x Midas Blenny (Ecsenius midas)
2x Ocellaris Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris)
1x Yellow Wrasse (Halichoeres chrysus)
1x Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus)
1x Melanurus Wrasse (Halichoeres melanurus)
1x Bristletooth Tomini Tang (Ctenochaetus tominiensis)
1x Rabitfish (Signus Doliatus)
1x Yellow Watchman Goby (Cryptocentrus cinctus)
Fish: 13

1x Fighting Conch (Strombus spp.)
1x Urchin (Tripneustes gratilla)
1x Cleaner Shrimp (Lysmata amboinensis)
1x Snapping Shrimp (Alpheus randalli)
2x trochus Spp.
Rest: 6

Now my question is if you guys think my current stocking is going to bring me issues now or later on?

I made a deal with my LFS that when my Rabitfish becomes to big I can switch it back for a smaller one with some extra credit. (Apparently that's a thing?) otherwise I would have never bought him.

The reason I am asking is that I am having some nitrate issues and I either want to fix it by trying to get my refugium finally to work (Chaeto died twice) or replace my Skimz SN127 with a Deltec 1000i.

Or do you guys think I stand no chance to get nitrate/phosphate under control with my current stocking and planned refugium size?



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also the cleaner wrasse may starve unless the other fish have parasites on them. just stick wiht cleaner shrimp. the rabbitfish may also eat softer corals. the watchman goby, lawnmower blenny and midas blenny may also have aggression issues. on top of taht get a bigger school of lyretails because with 3 there may be agression, and with more fish you can distribute that agression.
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