ya, i do mix my salt at least 24 hours before pwc
It sounds like you have the same type of lid that I did. Two lights, plastic cover, "punch out" slots in the back
ya, except my light is all one...just a single tube running across the top, but now i took the top off, so the light strip is just sitting on top.
as far as flow tho...i've got 2 aquaclear...301's i think...i think they're the ac
30's now tho. But those are rated to 175. I've got one on the left about halfway to the bottom of tank, so thats not creating surface flow...then the other is on the other end at the top of water, probably not high enough, because its not agitating the water that much...just kinda heavy ripples i guess you could call it.
then i've got the fluval 304, which does 260 gph
, and thats in about the middle, facing diaganally (more towards the front glass tho) kinda the same direction as the second ac
301. This is about 4 inches under water tho, so its not realy agitating the surface much.
So i'd rather not do the buffer since i'd have to add it so often. So i'll probably end up getting IO as my next salt, or maybe something similar (any recomendations would be good) Is that red sea salt any good? I really dislike most of their supplies, but i've never tried the salt.