My suggestion would be to remove the UGF
and the CC. That's just what I'd do though. I would remove the UGF
at any rate. If you don't want to take it out, set it up to run reverse. This way, water is pumped down into the filter plate and back up through the substrate. It keeps the mulm from building up under the UGF
plate. You'll need a powerhead that will run in reverse...I believe the Hagens are set up to do that. If you keep the CC, be sure to keep it cleaned with a gravel vac. You may find that the nitrates are difficult to control with this type setup...not impossible, just dificult. With a FO
setup, nitrates are not so critical. When you start getting inverts and corals, you'll need to keep them below 10 with 0 being the target. Do you have any LR
in the tank?