up your temp a little ) .. also you want to get into a rhythm of gettin stuff right while there is no fish in there )
ssoo when u add fish ..its a walk in the park and your tank is right )
as for SG
...yes the hydrometer will be untrustworthy...
do you have 1 you can borrow ?? if you dont trust it ... dont use it !!!!!
its a cheap thing to keep your mind at rest !
personally i threw my hydrometer the first day i used it !
get on ebay and look for a cheap portable refractometer...u will not regret it..
they r the most accurate way to get your SG
i keep my SG
at 1024...but 1025 is not a problem at all
meredith the main thing is to enjoy the hobby and dont get too stressed..things do go bad sometimes...and i am sure that soon you will have a beautifull marine tank )
i wish i had a 150 gallon..u lucky devil )