Forgive me if I am mistaken, but the title of your thread seems to to be asking what people think of your set up...."New Aquarium Setup What Does Everyone Think?"
You got what you asked for and it was sound advice. I agree with everyone else, ditch the UGF
and get some LR
. It is a much better form of biological filtration and will cause you less headaches down the road. I also suggest you consider LS
instead of CC
as a substrate. Less maintanance and it will not cause NO3
to rise over time. This is your tank and you may do with it as you choose. However, if you are not even willing to take the advice you ask for into consideration then stop asking the questions. I do wish you success in your setup.