Here is a pic of my filter. I use a 30G tank resting on a piece of foam for cushion. The first chamber has my heaters, chiller pump, skimmer (sits on a PVC
stand), and i drop my carbon bags in that chamber as well. The 2nd area is my fuge. I droped in about 30lbs of live sand and then a little bit of live rock. I use cheatomorpha for PO4
control and then grow ulva and red algae for my tang. The big trashcan in the back is fresh water for auto top off. You can see pics of my tank in the photo gallery, its coming along nicely. Anyhow, I just gotta toss in my support for the anti-canister, el natural method.
It looks a little complex but its not much more than a $400ish filter that needs no maintenance at all except dumping the skimmer cup and changing the carbon. (this all fits under a stand for a 75G tank) Oh, its also 100% silent because I keep the water level so high. There is a clear check valve on the return pump so I can see if its wearing, and in turn that valve doesn't let the sump overflow in a power out.
Here's to swimmin with bowlegged women.
Reef with 30G Sump/Fuge Combo
-30G LTAnemonarium with mated porcelain crabs, 10 sexy shrimp, and 2 pink skunks all tied into the other 135G in my system.