Wouldn't the increased amount of organics skimmed out w/ wet skim over dry have to be greater than the amount of organics in the water changed w/ "regular water change? :)
I say worse case you have at least equal amts. of organics skimmed AND the added benefit of having to clean the skimmer...
I can say if you are only keeping a few LPS and softies that the 150 watt MH will be enough light.
I ran a 150 pendant over my 92 and it was plenty for a non-SPS tank!
My 92 is 24" deep.
Try the 20K if using it solo.
How large are your tangs?
I also have a red sea sailfin. I've had him about 3 years and he is about 9".
He seems to be a slow grower, but if or when he gets larger than 12", I will consider finding him a larger home.
He is friends with a 9" foxface.
By "dunking and swishing" your rock "with sponges", would you not be killing the sponges and creating more nitrates and phosphates?
Also, aren't there worms in the rock that burrow thru and break down the rock somewhat?
I beleive the "dirt" you continuously find after every water change is a...
Did you make those tanks?
I remember a smaller (not sure if nano) tank build that had a slanted front viewing panel.
It was pretty awesome!
Nice set up!
I wana built a new stand for my fuge and topoff/water change containers.
I guess something like that w/ a fuge on top gravity feeding the...
When in doubt, yank 'em out!
If they are moving quickly they look like they cound be amphipods or mysis? Just watch for the "parasitic" isopods.
I was reading a different thread on your "tidepool tank" and am wondering if you have a build thread?