Originally Posted by c-bass
- 1 percula clown,
- 1 royal gramma basslet
- 1 citron clown goby
- either 1 yellowtail blue damsel or an orchid dottyback(fridmani)
- 1 coral beauty angel (if possible)
The list seems fine except the dwarf is not recommended in a reef setting as they are prone to nipping coral poyps. I would not recommend the gramma and the dotty together, you would be better of with one or the other. I would suggest two percs introduced simultaniously, they do much better in pairs and once "happy" with the surroundings can mate quite often..
Always make sure new arrivals are properly QT'd
I would also like to include a cleaning crew of crabs and snails, a couple bumblebee snails, a cleaner shrimp and a blood shrimp.
Also, will corals and anemones add to the bio load? what is my limit with those?
Blood shrimp are very nice shrimp but I think you will be disappointed with it's lack of appearance. They tend to hide alot. Corals and such do not really add anything to the bio load. If anything they help with cleaning the water. How many would depend on the type and size. Some corals will not do well if too close to others or if they are rather aggressive in nature.
As far as the "cleaners" go, it should more be determined by available natural need than "owners" desires. You should not exceed the capacity of the tank to feed them somewhat naturally and still be able to clean up the extra's the fish do not eat as well as when they are done eating.