Stocking recommendation for a 40 gallon accounting for full grown fish.

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I am gonna be picking up a AIO 40 gallon NUVO fusion pro 2. I understand I will need to cycle the tank and wait to add anything. My main question is basically as the title states. I only want to put fish in the tank that will be fine full grown in the same 40 gallon tank. I'm not expecting to be able to put a ton of fish in however I would like at least a pair of clowns and some corals. I don't plan on getting an anemone til I've been in the hobby for a while and get a bigger tank so no worries on that. Coral recommendations welcome too. The rest is undecided hence why I am here. Recommendations would be great!
 

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2 clowns, bicolor blenny, wrasse (I like 6 line but can be aggressive), goby (yasha?) pistol combo, and some free swimmers? Maybe royal gramma or others. . .

sounds good to me. . .

or a single dwarf lionfish. . . though on second thought that might be a tight fit. . .
 
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2 clowns, bicolor blenny, wrasse (I like 6 line but can be aggressive), goby (yasha?) pistol combo, and some free swimmers? Maybe royal gramma or others. . .

this is a good list. similar to what i have in my 40
 
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Just remember that clownfish can or will be territorial, and may take up more real estate than you would like. People go on all the time about how awful and aggressive dottybacks are in the tank, but clowns are still the only fish that I've seen draw blood from their owners. I don't keep them anymore.

I'd focus on fish that live in different habitats and types of locomotion. Your tank is too small for any triggerfish, but dwarf whitespotted and radial filefish are wonderful and will probably leave your coral alone. Fairy wrasses are a great choice if you get a tight-fitting screen. And a striped/fang blenny would be a good fish for your tank.

But aren't these tanks 50g? I have a IM "Nuvo Fusion" 40g cube.
 
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Just remember that clownfish can or will be territorial, and may take up more real estate than you would like. People go on all the time about how awful and aggressive dottybacks are in the tank, but clowns are still the only fish that I've seen draw blood from their owners. I don't keep them anymore.

I'd focus on fish that live in different habitats and types of locomotion. Your tank is too small for any triggerfish, but dwarf whitespotted and radial filefish are wonderful and will probably leave your coral alone. Fairy wrasses are a great choice if you get a tight-fitting screen. And a striped/fang blenny would be a good fish for your tank.

But aren't these tanks 50g? I have a IM "Nuvo Fusion" 40g cube.

This is the one I was looking at getting.
 
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This is the one I was looking at getting.
That's what I have...except that I paid $300 CAD for it used. Buying a used tank can save you a substantial amount of money if you can do a water test and determine that there's no seam incursions.
 
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That's what I have...except that I paid $300 CAD for it used. Buying a used tank can save you a substantial amount of money if you can do a water test and determine that there's no seam incursions.
Any recommendations on places to look for used tanks?
 
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Yes, and I got mine off of a kijiji listing. Just remember that, if you do a water test on these tanks, to bring along some oolite sand to put in as well. These IM tanks use black silicone sealant, and white oolite shows up very well in any seam incursions. I speak from experience...
 
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