Hi all. I'm new to the forum, so I apologize if this has been asked and addressed before. Basically, I have a 55gal setup with live rock, HOB
Penguin 350 w/bio-wheels, and just added a protein skimmer. The tank is about 2 months old now and is in good shape, all tests come up normal. I was looking at changing the filtration, but have seen so many bits of conflicting advice around the net and honestly, it leaves me a bit confused. I was looking at adding an overflow box and I already have an extra 10 gal
I can use for a sump or what-not. What would be the best way to go for this? I've seen all kinds of advice on bio-balls, sintered glass(Ehfisubstrat Pro), SeaChem Matrix, and pot scrubbies.
At this point the tank has a live sand base, not too deep though. The LR
is around 60-70 lbs I would guess. There are currently 2 false percs, 1 dwarf flame angel, 4 chromis, 2 peppermint shrimp, 1 green bubble anemone, and about a dozen hermits. There are no current plans to go reef, but I won't rule that out in the future, I would need to upgrade the lighting though. I currently have a dual T5 with a 10k and actinic.
My ultimate goal is to get rid of the HOB
and move the skimmer(currently HOB
, but can go in a sump) off of the display tank. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks.