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The Filstar is a good filter IME
, but I would remove most of the foam filter pads and just keep one or two. The other baskets can be used for carbon, resin products or other removable filtration media. Foam pads will clog in short time and greatly reduce it's GPH
The skimmer you've described above is up to you but the UV
is completely unneccessary and the same thing can be accomplished with a >>quarantine
<< tank. Introducing all new fish via QT prior to placing in the main tank will ensure no parasites are transfered with them.
The addition of 1 or 2 PH
in the tank will aslo be a good idea to aid in the GPH
as well as reducing dead "flow" spots. Make sure at least one is aggitating the surface for proper gas exchange. The filter itself will not be enough.
I would also suggest cycling the tank without
the use of live animals, it is not neccessary. A raw shrimp or uncured LR
will accomplish the same thing. You can read about that >>here