This first post will be a regurgitation from my intro post. I should of come here first before buying stuff, but I don’t think I’m headed in a wrong direction.
water box Marine x 60gal with sump, octa reef 150 skimmer, octa reef various 2 pump, pentair 25w uv filter, 2x radion xr15 lights, Helios ptc heater, nero 3 wave pump.
going with 60lbs live rock with live sand and I bought a ro/di system so I’ll be making my own salt water.
now that I am understanding things better I need to monitor salinity regularly. I see the apex el would be able to monitor this, plus I can return my heater and just buy a titanium element?
Is dowsing the mainstream or will I be fine sending out testing kits and just adding what would be needed?
with what I have so far, am I better off with the Milwaukie? Instruments salinity tester?
is the apex system reliable enough to run as a stand alone heater?
Any input would be appreciated or if I’m forgetting anything. I plan on having an appointment with obsession pdx when I get the tank setup and at my 6 week mark before I start introducing corals and fish.