Hello,\r\n\r\nLike many people, I did the impulsive thing. I bought a tank at Petco for SW use, before doing research, or finding the local gurus.\r\n\r\nSo, now I have a setup which I hope is slightly better than the average bloke in my situation.\r\n\r\n26gal bow tank\r\nUndergravel Filter with 60lbs crushed coral (about 3-4")\r\nReverse Flow power head\r\nSkilter 250\r\n20lbs Live Rock\r\n(1) 15watt 50/50 flourescent bulb\r\n2 damsels\r\n\r\nI just had my first bloom of brown algae and performed a 50% water change. 2 days before all levels were within specs. The tank has been operating since May 1st, 06. 20lbs of the coral were bought "live" in a bag off the shelf.\r\n\r\nI've just become aware of the fact that my Skilter is not favored among hobbyists, nor are under gravel filters. Sigh...\r\n\r\nWhat to do?\r\n\r\nI'm considering reducing my coral depth to 1 1/2 inches to increase the reverse flow through the substrate and make vacuuming more productive. Would experts agree?\r\n\r\nI've got a Penguin 200 Bio-wheel that I can use vice my Skilter, and I'm considering buying this ODYSSEA Pro Pak skimmer/bio-filter for use with it? [url]http://www.aquatraders.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=108[/url]\r\nWould experts agree, or should I stick with my Skilter? \r\n\r\nThanks.\r\n\r\n-Tony.