Excellent advice! You really can't read enough in this hobby.
I think I am a researcher by nature. It must be some graduate student thing in me.
I read 6 books cover to cover before I even got my tank installed.
I am quite addicted to reading books, magazines, and forums daily.
And as to my 55 gallon, I want to add some type of cleaner crew. Not just for the cleaning thing but I like how tanks look when little guys are moving around the bottom. I like Green Turbos and the tiny blue legged and red legged hermits. Plus those cleaner shrimp are beautiful!
I would also love to add a yellow tang, a coral beauty, and some type of benthic fish with personality. I used to want a scooter dragnet but now I'm leaning towards a long nosed hawkfish. But I'm still researching, gaining experience, and hanging out with what I have.
My damsels are a yellow tail and a blue devil.
The weird thing is the blue devil is the least aggressive of my four fish. I'm not saying it would stay that way when/if I add more fish, but he is nothing like the ones I read about. He is often the one being chased by his tank mates.
You know what else is wierd about that fish!
I can't get him to quit digging a tunnel under the live rock. He digs all the way to the filter to where it seems the rock is barely balanced in place. First it was this huge decorative coral, now it's the live rock. I am scared to death one day I'm going to find him squished underneth it when it finally collapses on him. I have to keep up with putting the substrate back so this doesn't happen.
We are currently re-aquascaping with some of the older peices that came with the tank with a lot of newly purchased stuff. We've been cleaning and glueing peices together but it definitely needs to be finished ASAP
so my blue damsel can find a permanent home that doesn't involve suicide.
(The new design will have many more hiding places and territory zones for everybody).