1. BulkReefSupply. I use BRS, they are local to me and have developed a good relationship with the owners and staff:
Milwaukee Digital Refractometer. ( I have been using the telescope style for 10years but I have gone through at least 3 of them becuase the metal hinge eventually rusts and break. Rather than spend $40 on another one. I was never complete satisfied as it still is pretty hard to read the thin lines. I splurged this time and picked up the digital one. Calibrated it with the solution provided and did a test with the provided standard and tested out 1.025 as expected. Ran my tank water and came out to 1.026 which is right where I want it to be. Providing it lasts I really like the ease of use and not second guessing your eyesight )
500ml HW Trace-Tip 1 ( I dose 20ml every third day, usually lasts 2.5 months )
500ml HW Trace-Tip2 ( I dose 20ML every third day, usually lasts 2.5 months )
500ml HW Miro-Tip ( I dose 20ml every third day, usually lasts 2.5 months )
1lb BRS GFO ( I don't normally dose, I plan to try putting in 1/8cup with every carbon change IF Phosphate Test reads higher than .06ppm, I haven't dosed GFO in years not sure if I'll need to but want to have some on hand ).
Salifert Alk Test Kit ( I ran out last week I've used Salifert for over 10years. I've tried a few different over the years but I happy with the Salifert). Kalkwasser dosing keeps tank pretty stable and don't need to test but once a week to be sure dosing hasn't changed. Test Tank water came out to 8dkh, right in the range ( 7-8dkh ) I'm shooting for.
Ordered a Second Aqueon AT40 Internal Filter for the 29g In-wall tank. Using them as powerheads because they are very thin and stay out of the picture frame view. There are 4 bubble tip anemones in there and I'm able to put filter floss in the intake section to make them anemone friendly. No worries of getting sucked up and damaged like many other powerheads and filters. No there is one on each end, they turn on 8 hour intervals to provide linear flow just like I do in the 180g show tank ( see the flow page for more details ).