I would pretty much like to know if a Diatom filter would be the right way to go for my 55 gallon tank. I'm having a problem with the crushed coral that I added to my tank causing a nice fine white cloud. I can reduce it with water changes but if I stir up the coral on the bottom I'm pretty sure it will cloud right up again. I'm figuring even if I can clear it up for now, when I get my cichlids they will do a good job of stirring it up again. I have 2 Emperor 280's running so I don't need any serious filtration, just something to clear up the water aesthetically. So what would be your suggestion? I don't have a huge budget, looking to spend under $90. Should I go with a diatom or a cannister and do something like this guy did: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewto...ghlight=diatom
He basically took a cannister filter and put DE powder in it. (Which I have no idea what it is)
Ideally this is something that I probably wouldn't need to run all the time, I could have it on a switch. But I suppose if I got a cannister possibly might run it all the time and just substitute in the DE powder only when I need it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.