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Lksheppa
07/10/2017, 11:15 PM
As noted, I have a 54 gallon saltwater reef (intended to be anyways and have a couple of mushrooms of some sort). I want to know what options I have number-wise and what you guys would reccommend after getting a clownfish pair? What order would I stock and the timeline?

Mr. Eel
07/11/2017, 09:07 AM
I personaly think you shouls go FO with a fifty gal tank bc I have a great (slightly overstocked) 60 gal w/ 3 dwarf puffers, a flame angel, a Hoven's wrasse a longnose hawkfish 2 percs and a blue tang who is there temporarily till he fattens up. And I love it the fish fill the tank well and are very active, but if you insist on getting reef I suggest:

Carpenters Wrasse http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+1378+329&pcatid=329

Tiger Watchman goby x2 http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+31+224&pcatid=224

Then Clowns

Dwarf Zebra Lionfish http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+36+230&pcatid=230

Blue Green Chromis x4 http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+1634+115&pcatid=115

If you have not been in the hobby for very long swap the lionfish for some sort of dartfish

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/aquarium-fish-supplies.cfm?c=15+1636

BigBlueTang
07/11/2017, 12:19 PM
I personaly think you shouls go FO with a fifty gal tank bc I have a great (slightly overstocked) 60 gal w/ 3 dwarf puffers, a flame angel, a Hoven's wrasse a longnose hawkfish 2 percs and a blue tang who is there temporarily till he fattens up. And I love it the fish fill the tank well and are very active, but if you insist on getting reef I suggest:

Carpenters Wrasse http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+1378+329&pcatid=329

Tiger Watchman goby x2 http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+31+224&pcatid=224

Then Clowns

Dwarf Zebra Lionfish http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+36+230&pcatid=230

Blue Green Chromis x4 http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+1634+115&pcatid=115

If you have not been in the hobby for very long swap the lionfish for some sort of dartfish

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/aquarium-fish-supplies.cfm?c=15+1636

Wait till you get a reef. Then you'll realize why people have them :)
I wouldn't recommend the lionfish or that many chromis in a 54. Unless you heavily quarantine them, they're incredibly susceptible to Uronema and that disease requires a restart. I'd recommend another Cirrhilabrus Wrasse, but keep the amount of fish small, and then add later. IMO, stocking lists seldom ever stay the same.