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I'm upgrading my 125g (plus 35g sump) to the Reefer 3xl 900 240g. 192 display. Want a good mix of open swimmers and rock huggers and bottom swimmers.

Here are the current fish that will eventually go into the tank.
6 staghorn damsels (may or may not trade 2-3 but they are active fish)
1 yellow tail damsel
1 red flame hawk fish
1 coral beauty
2 darwin clowns (mean suckers)
1 foxface
1 yellow tang
1 mandarin goby (in another tank)
1 barber shop goby/pistol shrimp pair

Want to add (slowly over time):
Kole tang
2 or 3 more tangs- different families
Anthias- 6-8
Wrasse-5-6
1 or 2 bi-colored blenny-stay close to rockwork
more small damsels maybe
royal gramma-maybe. Might be too timid
fire fish-maybe. MIght be too timid
flame angel-maybe. The coral beauty leaves my corals alone
another foxface maybe
would love a couple of jawfish but I'm not doing 5-7" of sand bed. anyway to have them with 2" of sand?
sand sifter-depending on my scape and corals but they are good at keeping sand clean.
lawnmower blenny--algae eating once algae in tank
scooter blenny/dragonet once I have pods = mostly bottom

any other suggestions. Would love a handful of yellow tangs but that is iffy.

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Achilles Tang, Lavendar Tang, Hippo Tang
I'd have to choose between the achilles and the lavendar as they are of the same family. Hippo/blue would work. So my yellow, a kole, maybe lavendar and blue.
 
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Should work. I have 11 tangs in my 300g 8ft. But I don't keep any crazy large tangs like Vlamingis or Sailfins. My biggest are my blonde naso and Fowleri. Imo you should get a Fowleri... just a beautiful and peaceful tang.
I'll check that out. Did you have to add them all at once or how did you do it. I try to stay with tangs in the 8-10" size range
 
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I'll check that out. Did you have to add them all at once or how did you do it. I try to stay with tangs in the 8-10" size range
It is a beautiful tang but a bit too large. Says it needs a 360 gal tank! but I love it!
 

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I'll check that out. Did you have to add them all at once or how did you do it. I try to stay with tangs in the 8-10" size range
I added my Fowleri first since it was the tang i have always wanted. Then added my blonde naso. Then added blue hippo and white tail bristletooth. Both super peaceful. Then I added a juvenile Powder blue. It was acting like a bully even at that small size. It would swim right up agains the hippo which was easily 2x it's size. Then I added my juvenile Achilles. My powder blue was slightly larger and instantly went after it. Thankfully the Achilles didn't back down and never stood down. They bickered for about an hour. Then by next day, the Achilles became the dominant one which was what I wanted. I added 3 lavendar tangs later and those 3 were constantly fighting each other besides being chased and harrassed by the achilles and powder blues. Those 3 lavendars had scalpel scrapes and bruises on all of their bodies for at least 2-3 months. Finally they became peaceful of each other. And the Powder blue and Achilles no longer bother them. I later added a small Purple Tang which thankfully no one really bothered. Maybe it was due it's shape. Then lastly I added a convict tang(5th try). All previous convicts didn't make it past qurantine. This sucker was FAT and ate like a pig. Unfortunately he was an extreme bully who ended up killing a large Copperband Butterfly. And he lived with a double saddle back buttefly for about a year and then one day decided to bully it constantly. I was hoping the butterfly would fight back or etc... but never happened. After 1 week of constant bullying the buttefly was dead smh.
 
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