Welcome to the SW
Hobby! That's a pretty decent sized tank to start up a FOWLR
! Great! One advice: Keep away from Damsels.
Anyhow, hope you have cycled the tank already.
What substrate are you using?
Protein Skimmer, I believe, should be a MUST in this hobby. Ofcourse, people here may contradict. But that's the fun of the forum! If you are short for cash on that equipment, get a Prizm Skimmer from Ebay. Pretty good performance for the small price you pay. (Usually between $50 and $80 bucks)
If you are thinking of FO
, hmmmmm....well, LRs are actually beautiful and you make the tank more "natural" in appearance, especially if you use white sand as well (live sand or something).
I would suggest that, if you are interested in a porcupine puffer, see if you will enjoy the look of boxfish and triggers. However, with that said, once you have these puffers/triggers/boxfish, you may end up not being able to house hermit crabs and snails, other inverts too, because it's snack for them.
With that said, choose your puffers, triggers, and box fish wisely for compatibility in the LONG RUN. I would say "start with juvies" (between 1.5 - 3") big. In that way, you can watch them grow. There's no thrill in buying grown ups, IMO
If you like big fish, Tangs are beautiful when they grown up. However, you might have to be sensitive to whoever they will live together with.
is just so fun because there are sooooo muuuuch types of colorful, shapy, and beautiful fish. Have fun!!!!!!!!