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Old 07-26-2013, 08:24 PM   #191
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My $30 refractometer is very accurate, every few weeks/months I recalibrate it and it has never needed any adjustment since it was first dialed in. One of the best purchases I have made! I hate those swing arms lol
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:56 PM   #192
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That price is more like like it! I think the semi-LFS is just overpriced.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:01 PM   #193
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Salinity Refractometer Aquarium Seawater Dual Scale 1 0 to 1 070 s G | eBay

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That is a good deal. It looks like the same one I got, mine comes with the calibration fluid and was discounted from the group buy, it came out to about the same. From BRS you would pay shipping too if that is all you got. I'm glad to know it is quality.
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:23 PM   #195
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Same one I have works great.
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:25 PM   #196
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Thanks y'all! I will order one this weekend
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:21 PM   #197
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This is going to sound really stupid....

How do I know if I have algae growing in my tank? We added a bicolor blenny this weekend and I am reading that he needs algae to graze on or else I need to supplement/feed him some. He ate the food I put in there yesterday (frozen cube stuff--photo a few posts up from here.) He was sleeping/peeking out of a hole in a rock at wake-up time this morning. THen he disappeard and I haven't seen him since. I fed them at noon, thinking he might show up for that, but no luck. I am hoping he is happily munching, getting fat and happy on some algae that I can't see!
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My lawnmower blenny goes up to rock that doesnt appear to have algae and start munching on it, so i"m guessing theres some there that we dont actually see. And since he is eating prepared foods I wouldnt worry about him starving.

You can clip a seaweed sheet in your tank as well if you like, he may eat that as well.

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How do I know if I have algae growing in my tank? We added a bicolor blenny this weekend and I am reading that he needs algae to graze on or else I need to supplement/feed him some. He ate the food I put in there yesterday (frozen cube stuff--photo a few posts up from here.) He was sleeping/peeking out of a hole in a rock at wake-up time this morning. THen he disappeard and I haven't seen him since. I fed them at noon, thinking he might show up for that, but no luck. I am hoping he is happily munching, getting fat and happy on some algae that I can't see!
My Lawnmower Blenny, I don't see him eat very often... but when he does, it's comical! He draws his head back & pecks the rock w/ way more force than is necessary & his mouth is open huge! He eats in squares like 2" big where there's visible algae. Must be OCD or something! I have not seen him eat seaweed but I put some in there 1 evening, forgot about it. The next day, GONE! Not a trace!! So might been him or the crab or everybody.
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I'm just assuming there's something there but I really can't see anything. Some of my live rock is a little fuzzy, but I was thinking it was die off. I don't see anything on the glass, but the turbo snails spend a lot of time on it so I guess they are happy! But then again, what else are they gonna do?!

Thanks for the replies. I'm sure I will keep coming back with more questions!
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