Here was my original plan, and then I'll get into the changes I've been thinking about (and before you ask, I'm not getting rid of the damsels. Sorry)
150G with 30G sump/refuge
250 lbs LR
and 75 lbs LS
used as biological filtration (did a fishless cycle and that completed successfully at least 4 months ago)
Reef is in its future, though that may be a very distant future
20 Red Algae Hermit crabs (they managed to kill all of the snails I put in there)
1 or 2 Peppermint Shrimp
1 Cave Goby
1 Two-Spot Goby
1 Mandarin fish
1 Firefish Goby
1 Green Clown Goby
1 Bi-Color Blenny
4 Bangai Cardinals
In separate QTs I have right now:
5 damsels (1 Sergeant Major, I've heard they get bigger)
1 Yellow Tang
EDIT -- I forgot to add that when it comes time for corals, I'd like to get one or two clowns bonded to an anemone, but of course that's off into the future. -- EDIT
I had a Powder Blue Tang in the QT with the yellow tang, but he died this past week. The original plan was to have two tangs, and I still want that. However, I want to get hyposalinity treatment started on the QT with the yellow tang soon, and so if I get another tang, I want to have it by the end of this week. Today we'll be going by the last LFS
on my list to see if they have anything that fits for us (that can be difficult, since my g/f has to say that the fish isn't "ugly" before it can go in this tank). More than likely, though, that won't happen.
So, I'm weighing some other options here, and I'd like your input.
First option: ordering a tang online. I've never ordered a fish and had it shipped before. It would be sharing the QT with the yellow tang once it arrives, so is this a good idea? If so, where are good places to order from?
Second option: a different type of fish (meaning the only tang is the yellow I already have). Most of the time when people post threads like this, everybody tells them they're already overstocked, but I think I'm fairly understocked at the moment. If I have options for a different type of fish, what are your suggestions?
Thanks for your help.