Stay away from traditional wet dry filters using bioballs. You can use this same setup but replace bioballs with LR
rubble. The only other change would be to keep the LR
submerged. The bioballs tend to increase nitrate production over time.
The best filtering setup would be 1.5 to 2 lbs LR
per gallon and about 4 to 6 inches of deep sand bed. Add a good protein skimmer and that should be all the filtering you need.
Just add a PH
or two to give a good flow. They usually can be fitted with a sponge(prefilter) that can give you some mechanical filtration for particulate waste.
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40lbs livesand(bag from LFS
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1 peppermint shrimp, 5 red leg hermit crabs,
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ricordea mushroom, candy cane coral,
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