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Stocking/Next add?

I currently have, in a 75g DT(52x21x18) w/20long sump, 2 O. Clowns, a Yellow Watchman Goby, Tiger pistol shrimp, and a CUC from Reef Cleaners consisting of:
40 Dwarf Ceriths
12 Nassarius Vibex
14 Florida Ceriths
14 Assorted Hermits
10 Nerite Large Snails
10 Nerite small Snails

I would like to start planning my next addition. I'm not ready for any corals. I will eventually turn this into a reef tank, but I'm just not experienced enough yet and I don't have the right lighting either. So, I would like to hear some suggestions. I haven't seen any wrasses that I like yet. I do like the Bicolor Angel and the Flame Angel, but I know they should probably be added last. My wife likes the Copperband Butterfly, but I know they can nip at some corals. Thanx in advance.
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The Angels will pick at corals. I had a Copper Band that didn't bother my corals. How about, Mimin Tang? Yellow Eye Tang? White Tail Tang?
I do like the Copperband, but everything I see says that their care level is difficult. I also really like the Mimic Tang. I just definitely want something that will end up being bigger than 3 or 4 inches. Regardless, my wife gets to pick it out. I'm just looking for suggestions.
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two of my favorites are mandarins(need well established{bugs and pods}tanks) and the less often seen marine bettaautolinker.com autolinking image(comet).Both do well in reef tanks and properly fed make a great "long term"additions.Even though only black and white , the comet(appearance and behavior) is my favorite by far.



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I have CBB for year now.Started feeding him frozen"plankton" common brand that had mix of many different shrimp which he favored.He bullied my feather dusters(hence the start of 29) but doesn't bother any corals or shrimp to date.Now feeding mysis and frozen prawn(deep red).My LFS showed me him eating in tank before I got him(no hesitation for him eating or me getting). He's one of my wifes favorites and I feel lucky with him so far.Very active picking around rocks ,real good looking fish.I know three people who have lost theirs in the last year.A good seasoned tank probly would have helped them and CBB.



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A good seasoned tank probly would have helped them and CBB.
Well, my tank is just about a month with fish, it ran a few weeks without fish. So, maybe the CBB would not be a good choice. It would be at least 2-3 weeks before I would get one though. How does that sound? If I do get one should I get some more pods in the DT? I already have some in the fuge, but they're not making to the DT.
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Your fine the way it is. If you get one that it eating from the LFS, your all set, thats the toughest part. He'll run around the tank all day upside down, lokoking for things to pick off the Rock. Like Aiptasia.
Since I plan to have corals eventually, should this be the last fish I add? Someone said to keep the fish stock down if I'm going with corals.
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