What Order Should I Add These?

NC122606

Here is what I plan on stocking in a 180 Reef.
I would like to know what order I should stock these in.
Also, I wanted to know if I should start out with corals and add fish or do a FOWLR and transition to a reef.
So just order like adding Regal first then maybe Eel last or something.
So I was thinking something like this Example
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1x Regal Angelfish (First)
*Add Corals and Transition to Reef
1x Flame Angelfish (5th)
Just an example
Or should I start as Reef?
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(1st) 1x Regal Angelfish
(3rd) 2x Type Of Swallowtail Angelfish
1x Flame Angelfish
1x Potters Angelfish
(Before Eel But After ClownFish)1x Blue Hippo / Yellow Belly Hippo (Paracanthurus)
(Before Eel But After ClownFish)1x Purple Tang (Zebrasoma )
(Before Eel But After ClownFish)1x Powdered Blue Tang Powdered Brown Tang (Acanthurus)
1x Melanarus Wrasse
1x Leopard Wrasse
1x Starry Blenny
1x One Spot Foxface
(1st) 1x Copperbanded Butterflyfish
(2nd) 1x Heniochus Diphreutes (These are Reef Safe)
1x Flame Hawkfish
2x Blue Throat Triggerfish
1x Green Mandarin
(Before Tangs) 2x Orange Blood Clownfish
1x Marine Betta
3x Indian Ocean Lyretail Anthias
2x BanggaI Cardinalfish
(Last) 1x Zebra Moray Eel
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I will be updating this live so check up if you have some suggestions.
 

Coradee

Giving this a bump up for you
 

NC122606

Update:
1st: 1x Regal Angelfish
3rd: 2x Type Of Swallowtail Angelfish
8th: 1x Flame Angelfish
8th: 1x Potters Angelfish
12th: 1x Blue Hippo / Yellow Belly Hippo (Paracanthurus)
12th: 1x Purple Tang (Zebrasoma )
12th: 1x Powdered Blue Tang Powdered Brown Tang (Acanthurus)
6th: 1x Melanarus Wrasse
6th: 1x Leopard Wrasse
5th: 1x Starry Blenny
11th: 1x One Spot Foxface
1st: 1x Copperbanded Butterflyfish
2nd: 1x Heniochus Diphreutes (These are Reef Safe)
5th: 1x Flame Hawkfish
10th: 2x Blue Throat Triggerfish
7th: 1x Green Mandarin
9th: 2x Orange Blood Clownfish
4th: 2x BanggaI Cardinalfish
9th: 1x Marine Betta
7th: 3x Indian Ocean Lyretail Anthias
13th / Last: 1x Zebra Moray Eel
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So the Combos will be
1. Regal and Copperbanded
2. Schooling Bannerfish (H. Diphreutes)
3. Pair Of SwallowTails
4. Pair Of Banggai
5. Starry Blenny and Flame Hawk
6. Leopard Wrasse and Melanarus
7. Green Mandarin and Trio Of Anthias
8. Flame and Potters Angel
9. Clownfish Pair and Marine Betta
10. Pair Of Triggers
11. Solo Foxface
12. Trio Of Tangs
13. Eel
 

e_watson09

Most angels and Wrasse do not do well together do you have a back up plan for if they start fighting?
 

NC122606

Most angels and Wrasse do not do well together do you have a back up plan for if they start fighting?
I did not know there was going to be something wrong with the Angels and Wrasses...
I would ok with just having a Leopard Wrasse, but are you sure the dwarf angels wouldn't do good in a 180? I think the bigger angels such as the Regal and Swallows should be fine since they are pretty shy and peaceful.
 

e_watson09

I had a big 150 gallon reef tank and I struggled to keep 2 dwarf angels from fighting. I also think you're severely over stocked. Saltwater fish need a lot more space than fresh water fish, they also get a lot larger.

Just to give you an idea that 150 gallon reef tank only had about 10 fish, some of those fish were really small too. You're talking some big fish and big predators. You also have some fish in there that do prefer to school so adding more of those is versus more types of fish in general is going to be much better long term.

Most often people pick 1 type of angel, 1 type of wrasse, and stock from there. You'll also want to consider when looking at wrasse and angels as you mention the possibility if wanting reef later. Most angels and wrasse are not reef safe. Triggers also aren't often considered reef safe either, some are okay others will destroy your reef and eat all your inverts
 

NC122606

I had a big 150 gallon reef tank and I struggled to keep 2 dwarf angels from fighting. I also think you're severely over stocked. Saltwater fish need a lot more space than fresh water fish, they also get a lot larger.

Just to give you an idea that 150 gallon reef tank only had about 10 fish, some of those fish were really small too. You're talking some big fish and big predators. You also have some fish in there that do prefer to school so adding more of those is versus more types of fish in general is going to be much better long term.

Most often people pick 1 type of angel, 1 type of wrasse, and stock from there. You'll also want to consider when looking at wrasse and angels as you mention the possibility if wanting reef later. Most angels and wrasse are not reef safe. Triggers also aren't often considered reef safe either, some are okay others will destroy your reef and eat all your inverts
Ok, I see,
I could do this instead

1st: 1x Regal Angelfish
3rd: 1 - 2x Type Of Swallowtail Angelfish
8th: 1x Potters Angelfish
12th: 1x Blue Hippo / Yellow Belly Hippo (Paracanthurus)
12th: 1x Purple Tang (Zebrasoma )
12th: 1x Powdered Blue Tang Powdered Brown Tang (Acanthurus)
6th: 1x Leopard Wrasse
5th: 1x Starry Blenny
11th: 1x One Spot Foxface
1st: 1x Copperbanded Butterflyfish
2nd: 1x Heniochus Diphreutes (These are Reef Safe)
5th: 1x Flame Hawkfish
7th: 1x Green Mandarin
9th: 2x Orange Blood Clownfish
9th: 1x Marine Betta
7th: 3x Indian Ocean Lyretail Anthias
13th / Last: 1x Zebra Moray Eel
 

e_watson09

You're still super over stocked, then your eel will likely eat some of his buddies. These are going to be some expensive snacks. I'm not sure how much more I can help, I wish you luck with your tank and can't wait to read more about it as you get started.
 

NC122606

You're still super over stocked, then your eel will likely eat some of his buddies. These are going to be some expensive snacks. I'm not sure how much more I can help, I wish you luck with your tank and can't wait to read more about it as you get started.
Ok, thank you! I will see what I can change about this but thanks! Also, I am pretty sure the eel has rounded teeth used for crushing shells. But thank you!
 

NC122606

Ok, I am going to completely remake this and see how it goes... (Updating live)
1x Regal Angelfish (Sorry but not )
1x Potters or Flame Angelfish
1x Hippo Tang (Or Dory Fish Lol)
1x Purple Tang
1x PBrownT, PBlueT, or AT.
1x Leopard Wrasse
1x Starry Blenny
1x One Spot Foxface
1x Copperbanded Butterflyfish
1x Flame Hawkfish
1x Green Mandarin
2x BanggaI Cardinalfish
1x Marine Betta
2x Orange Blood Clownfish
1x Zebra Moray Eel
e_watson09 opinions?
 

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