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This blog was created with the intention of documenting my reefing journey from beginning to now, through all the mistakes and successes.

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Hanna Salinity Pen Repeat Calibration Error Fix Trick

Troubleshooting tip: If your hanna salinity pen fails to calibrate 3-5 different satchets and keeps getting ERR… the issue might be the battery! I found that out the hard way after some googling. I never thought it was the battery because the battery percentage was still showing 90 to 95%. […]

Second time’s the charm?

Last Sunday, I finally felt ready enough to set up the nano tank again. I threw out all the old sand, rescaped it and cycled it. It took a long time for me to feel confident enough about owning a tank again after being so discouraged with the number of […]

Little Shrimp, But My BIG Mistake

Recently, I picked up a Yasha Hase goby! I was on the fence about getting a goby because a lot of them are just not my favorite in terms of appearance, but this one really appealed to me. And, I also didn’t want to spend the $$ on Dracula gobies […]

Lose One, Win One

Ugh, I think one of the worst things about this hobby is losing fish. And when I say lose fish, it’s a pretty vague term because in reef tanks there’s two types of losing fish. The first one is seeing your livestock visibly dead and needing to be fished out, […]

RODI Queen

After setting up my RODI system to my booster pump, I can officially call myself a RODI QUEEN. Just kidding. I’m definitely not as experienced as some reefers are with them, but I definitely feel more confident with troubleshooting and understanding how they’re set up after today. I feel confident […]

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