01-23-2007, 01:07 PM
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New Tank Filtration Setup: UG or not UG
I am setting up a saltwater tank that I â€œinheritedâ€ from a friend, this is my first saltwater tank, and my main question is about filtration
The tank is a 75 gallon Â¼ cylinder corner tank. I plan on setting up a mixed reef tank with LR and LS. With an appropriate amount of invertebrates, some coral(eventually), and some fish.
It came with a CPR aquatic Cyclone series Bio-filetr CY192 (rated for 90 gallons) biological filter with protein skimmer & sump. He also had it set up with an UG plenum type set up. Is the plenum method with a biological filter and lots of LR and LS an appropriate filtration set-up for a mixed reef tank? Iâ€™ve been doing lots of reading, and Iâ€™m getting mixed signals as to the use of UG filtration, but most seem to say to avoid it.
Thanks for your time.