i am, as you have suggested, plannig on DSB
along with my LR
. researching this forum, i will not need the bio-balls... is this true? hmm... i wasn't aware that the pre-filter pad needed cleaning every couple of days. i thought those were cleaned on every water change.
, i am building a cabinet on the outside of my house, just outside the wall where my tank will be (tank in the house, filter and other stuff outside). i am going to place the filter there. hopefully this will make maintenance and water changes much easier.