Just a small update, i purchased a refractometer just to have since the cheap hyro-meter is a pain sometimes if there's air bubbles on the arrow and even if i knock it they don't budge.
I also just gave in and bought a protein skimmer. I went with the Reef Octopus bh-100 it was $135 shipped, so hopefully will get that in 10 days or less.
Had a small diatom problem but heard its normal and will go away eventually. Still waiting on my ro
machine to get here I bought last week still no shipping info for the tracking number so I can do a water change. I might have to swing by petco this weekend coming up to buy 5g of pre-mixed salt water and do a change.
That's pretty much it for now. My tang and pair of clowns are doing great. Still thinking about what to add next...