My 75 gallon build
I'm new to the site and to saltwater.
I've started a 75 gallon with a 29 gallon sump (probably 20 gallons in there). There is probably a 2-3 inch sand bed with around 50 pounds of live rock (getting more as I go). Eheim 100 gallon skimmer in the sump.
The tank is cycled with all of my nitrates and nitrites down to zero. Even had a "beautiful" diatom bloom about a week ago. LOL
A couple days ago, I acclimated two mollies (a dalmatian looking guy and a silver sailfin). I acclimated them over 5 or 6 hours and they're doing fine. They've both established their own little caves too. The first night they were in there, the dalmatian took a ride through the overflow down to the fuge. It was pretty funny, I came in to the room in the morning and he was just hanging out down there. haha He just sort of looked at me like "hey, what's going on?"
I'm going to give them a week or two to get the tank settled in before adding anything else.
For now, the stocking list is something like this:
blue and gold damselfish
trigger (bursa or niger)
maybe 2 others? dunno what yet - maybe an angler?
Just ran across these... What about an orange banded stingfish?
and last a snowflake moray.
I'd like to get a trigger, and the eel is a must, but I'm ok with substituting for any of the others if the stingfish will knock them out.
5, maybe 6 fish along with the eel. Is that too crowded?
Oh, for a cleanup, I'm going to keep throwing in a few hermits at a time (even if they get to be snacks occasionally) and one of those corie snails.