Here is what we have and has worked very well for us so far. We keep our water level a little bit higher than everyone else we have seen. We have the Tunze in the first chamber and the InTank Media basketin the second chamber. Top basket has 2 pcs of Filter Floss. We get the Cut To Fit Floss and all of our other supplies from InTank. When we cut the Floss, We cut it oversized so it is really crammed in the basket. Chemi-Pure Elite in the second basket and Purigen at the Bottom. We run the stock return pump,But have been considering other options for a better turn over.
Our water level is kept so there is about 3 inches left in the rear chambers. This way we Eliminate the waterfall noise. We Also have the Foam Holder but we have found it clogs very quickly. We don't use any Floss in the Overflow anymore. By doubling up the Floss in the top of the basket it's just like having the extra floss. We do change our floss like clockwork, Every other day,without fail.We will throw out the Top layer and then insert the new piece on the bottom,moving the bottom piece to the top. We do weekly water changes of about 6 or 7 gallons. We never have to dose this way and are able to Maintain Spot On levels.
Calcium @ 420
Magnesium @ 1350
DKH @ 9.5 ( or very close to that )
We run our salinity at 1.025
This system has worked very well for us! The tank is now 15 months
We have excellent growth and polyp extension.
Sorry for such a long post but this has worked very well for us and hopefuly will be a help to others.
Shane and John
Father and Son
35 Gallon Custom Built AIO, and Custom Stand, Kessil A350 Tuna Blue, Cadlights PLS50 Elite Skimmer,2 IM Media Reactors,InTank Media rack and 2 MP-10's for flow. Tunze ATO. Star-Board Bottom.
Livestock is mostly LPS and Chalices with a 6 year old pair of B/W Clowns.
Set up on 5-16-14