I buy my RODI
from the LFS
, I have to say I have never tested it.
For the skimmer question, it is a seaclone, I know people say they suck but mine collects and seems to work well so I've been happy with it. Kurt, the 8 fish in there are 2 chromis(1" each) 1 firefish(2"), 1 blue damsel (2") 1 perc clown(2") 1 yellow tang(2.5"-3") 1 coral beauty angel(2.5")- some say arent reef safe but mine is yet to munch on corals
, and 1 diamond goby (2.5-3"). As for corals I have a finger leather, 2 zoanthid colonies, hairy shrooms
, snake, lettuce, candy cane, taro tree, button, and star polyps. I have 390w CF
lighting. Everything looks healthy but Im concerned with thost 'trates. I know I need a sump but my stand isnt realy built for it. I bought it used and it has a cross beam on the bottom and some thin masonite type subfloor if you know what I mean?. I dont think I could manage putting one in at this time, no room right now. I gotta say I havent tested to phosphates... didnt think that was a huge deal, I'll buy a kit for that and test soon. I think feeding may be the issue, I was feeding flake or frozen every day and seaweed every 2-3 days for the tang. Im going to cut back to every other day on the feeding for now. I also hit the tank every 2-3 days with DT's or zooplex for the corals. Thanks for all the advise, I really appreciate it. Keep it coming.