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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.

Here are the current fish that will eventually go into the tank.
6 staghorn damsels (may or may not try trading 2-3 in 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:
Kole tang
Another tang. Or 2- 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.
sand sifter-depending on my scape and corals but they are good at keeping sand clean.
lawnmower blenny--algae eating once algae
scooter blenny/dragonet once I have pods = mostly bottom
 
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I can’t answer the specific question, but I can bump the thread to see if we can get you some help
 

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Here are two posts that you'll find interesting, if you haven't already come across them. First is for size, and second is because many mandarins/dragonets starve as pods aren't often enough for their constant feeding needs.
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.

Here are the current fish that will eventually go into the tank.
6 staghorn damsels (may or may not try trading 2-3 in 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:
Kole tang
Another tang. Or 2- 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.
sand sifter-depending on my scape and corals but they are good at keeping sand clean.
lawnmower blenny--algae eating once algae
scooter blenny/dragonet once I have pods = mostly bottom

This is interesting and will have you checking your adult sizes for your fish:

This is very helpful for many - I'm looking to get black tube but found blue pex that (sort of) helps this disappear out of sight in tank:
 
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Here are two posts that you'll find interesting, if you haven't already come across them. First is for size, and second is because many mandarins/dragonets starve as pods aren't often enough for their constant feeding needs.


This is interesting and will have you checking your adult sizes for your fish:

This is very helpful for many - I'm looking to get black tube but found blue pex that (sort of) helps this disappear out of sight in tank:
Thanks. I make use of a pod subscription, and will most likely go back to doing my own. My previous scooter ate frozen foods. Current mandarin will stay in observation tank until I get a pod population going.
 
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