250l Mixed Reef stocking help please

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  1. Bendor

    Bendor

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    I have a RSM 250. The tank has cycled with ammonia and nitrite zero for almost 2 weeks now and nitrate at 5 two days ago. I have one yellow legged hermit and I am planning to get 4 turbo snails and a skunk cleaner shrimp on friday.

    I would like to get the following in the future.

    Two black ocellaris
    One fire fish
    A goby, I don't know which one but I have some reading material I need to get through.

    Leave some space for a mandarin (someday)

    Any suggestions?

    I really like Flame Angels as well and I have seen them in many tanks of this size. I have read that you should put them in last, but even if I quarantine all the separate fish for six weeks and then add the flame then I am still far off from the one year for one mandarin plan. Can i add the mandarin after the flame angel or should the flame angel be added last with no exception?
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    so far nothing wrong with your fish list
    mandarins and dwarf angels will leave each other alone...
    the best time to add a mandarin is when you pod population explodes, eg. at night with a torch you should see plenty running around, once that is happening give a few more weeks till you notice an increase...

    for a goby, i recommend valencia sexgutta or blue cheeked goby, great sand sifters and they dont mess the place
     
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    Thanks @dallasg!
     
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    I also like the Diamondback goby...
     
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    Thanks, I'll have a look.:thumbup:
     
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