Originally Posted by jmay33
Yw. On small tanks its all about stability and keeping up with top offs. But it sounds like an ATO will be a big help with that. I would also suggest a refractometer over a hydrometer. They cost more but they're worth it.
Yeah, I've been lurking around on saltwater forums and trying to do some good research. Refractometer was ordered last week and should be here the 2nd or 3rd. I actually wasn't planning on setting up the tank this weekend, but I made the mistake of going to the LFS
Other then evaporation, but closely related to it, my other main problem is temperature. Summer is here, temps in the triple digits, and my old house doesn't have air conditioning...
any experience with tank fans? I've read some good reviews on the clip on fans by Aquatek... Or possibly just a desktop fan...? Tank temp is around 84 right now. Once I get a fan running, the ATO will be needed even more. I only had to add a couple small size Dixie cups of RO
today, not too bad thus far. I've got the water level marked with magic marker, btw.