Not much of this suprises me either. Some of my old freshwater habits have leaked into my new saltwater hobby. Rather than drip, I just float my bags in the top of my tank. Only things that have died were my cleaner shrimp and a peppermint shrimp out of fish, multiple corals, snails, and hermit crabs. And tbh, the only reason i lost the 2 shrimp is because my tank wasn't ready to support them.
I understand what others are saying about buying tons of equipment that "isn't needed". Lets be honest, they are investments that save us either time or money in the long run. My RO
has saved me 20 bucks and I haven't owned it for a week. I'm already making up water for next weeks PWC
and will start making some for my local SW
pal from high school that will start trading me copepods for water.