Where do I go from here?
so I used to be into fresh water and have decided to start a new hobby in marine tanks. I have a 120 gallon tank that has just been cycled with 2 yellow tail damsels. Also, I have introduced 12 small red-stripped hermits and 2 turbo snails. As of three days ago I introduced a piece of rock that has some beautiful purple algae as well as three small soft corals. All seem to be doing great.
The question is: what is next? I understand that some advise to take out the damsels before introducing new fish (to be honest though they have become more purple than blue and are super amazing), however, can this be worked around. Also, do I actually have to choose between a "community" or "reef" tank; I guess what I am asking is if there is some sort of hybrid?
I look and see that there are so many options; all of which seem to have consequences. Is there a good starting place?
Thanks for your thoughts!