I am starting a 55 gallon setup FOWLR
. I am a bit confused on what type of chemical/mechanical filtration I will need. I read a lot of threads, some say a sump is good, some say its not needed, some say all you need is live rock and a protein skimmer....Thats why im confused
So this is what im planning:
55 gallon aquarium w/ stand
50-75lbs of live rock
30 lbs CC
, 2 power heads for circulation, protein skimmer, heater, therm, hydrometer, test kits, etc.
My real issue is the filtration. I understand how the biological filtration works with the LR
. would it be ideal to get a HOB
filter such as the Emperor 400 and take out the bio wheels? I want to run carbon and fiber for chem/mech filtration, so what would be a good combo?
I was also looking into the aquaclear pro 75 wet dry filter with built in skimmer, but then i read that the bio balls are unneccessary if there is LR
... so I wouldnt want to spend over 200 bux for this wet/dry filter if it not needed. I appreciate any help, sorry for all the ?'s, but im new to this