You were right (as always) I was wrong (which happens way to much
) I was stupid you were wise. After losing my second tang to ich even though he was in QT
and I was trying to use copper, and I think my mandarine has it.. I am done with this whole situation. I just ordered my refractometer. That is one corner that I am done trying to cut... They are expensive but I have now lost $200 in fish (2 tangs) and mabye my manderine so that would bump that total up a bit. That is way more than the price of the refractometer and also I am not killing fish trying to cut the corners anymore. Every thing is getting a nice dose of Hypo when I get it and if problems arise I am now equiped to deal with them. Unfortunatly as is a pattern in my life I have to learn the hard way. But no more I was standing in the LFS
yesterday sick and tired of fish looking at buying a sun coral and thought to myself that you know this was not a wise purchase at this time I need to stop losing fish to ich and spend this money on a refractometer. I know for all of you out there like me who just were trying to avoid spending this money I am now as big of an advocate of the refractometer as I am a skimmer, to me it's a must have now. Also I just have a hard time considering myself a serious reefer when I am unable to deal with the basic problems that arive in the hobby if I am to continue to persue this hobby on the scale that I am This needs to be done cause I am doing a diservice to myself and my fish espically if I have the means to do so. If anyone wants PM me and I will point you to where I found one on sale for 48.99 and that includes shipping. Sorry for the rant I am mostly just kicking myself here for not doing it sooner.