I whole heartedly agree this is definitely the way I'm going and just enjoying the tank more instead of fretting over the placement of every coralHonestly, I highly recommend every hobbyist has a tank with leathers, nicer, less invasive mushrooms, and other soft coral with a few hardy LPS. Let it fill out like @andrewkw tank, and aftwr that decide if you want to take on SPS, or mayne just be satisfied with a mixed tank with hardier stuff. It depends on how much time, stress and money you want to commit to a tank. My only regret with an all soft coral tank has been starting with too small of a tank. It took almost 3 years, but the tank is about as full as it can be without taking stuff out to add new leathers. Ha
The seachem scraper is really ergonomic IMO. I also like how easy it is to flip the blade around for safety. Only gripe would be the proprietary replacement blade, but that's pretty standard.View attachment 77513View attachment 77512
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I use seachem blade scrapers at work and I quite like them. I've been waiting for this to come in the mail as seachem sent me a goodie bag after my platinum training I did with them in Georgia. I'm sure any razor blade scraper will do and I think everyone should have one hah
100% especially if you take care of the blade it won't dull as fast. I wonder if you can use a blade sharpener of some kind on them . They're double sided blades too which is nice at leastThe seachem scraper is really ergonomic IMO. I also like how easy it is to flip the blade around for safety. Only gripe would be the proprietary replacement blade, but that's pretty standard.
Yeah. It can be bad. In my house, after about 24hours of the windows closed, nightly pH will drop to about 8 even while dripping kalk. Hits 8.3 during the day, but I'm not going to mess with it until I have a proper ph controller. Ph can vary so much depending on occupancy of rhe house, windows open or closed, drawing outside air, etc. I figured out just how much outside air it takes to reach equilibrium, and it's a lot! Lol like, all the air that blower can push. Basements can be a real pain. Just make sure you calibrate your pH probe to 7 and 10. You can make a diy borax reference easily to triple check the calibration too. Craig Bingman has an article somewhere on some ancient scrolls. LolOuch lowest ph reading of the night is 7.6. Definitely have a major co2 issue in my basement