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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%. I knew things were wonky […]

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 livestock that died after Ida. […]

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 which also have a unique […]

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, and the second one is […]

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 enough to be able to […]

Storm Season, But Only No Generators Allowed

Louisiana officially started hurricane season June 1st, which meant I had to plan for any kind of storm related emergencies such as power outages or potential flooding. Luckily for me, flooding isn’t as much of a concern since I’m on the second floor; but I was very much concerned about power outages. And, unfortunately, a […]

Pandemic Pickup, How I Got Into Reefing

Hello, my name is Clo. Thank you for taking the time to read through my writings. I appreciate it. Writing has always been a hobby for me, and I’m excited to tie into my new hobby of reefing by being able to document how my first nano reef tank will progress. I’ve always loved doing […]


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