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So I have been looking at modding my Fluval Evo 13.5 for better filtering. Right now, I am thinking about building a DIY media basket for the first chamber (where the protein skimmer normally goes) and using Chemipure Elite, Seachem Phosgard and Seachem DeNitrate in the basket.

In the second chamber, I was thinking of setting up a mini-refugium. I was going to use a
JBJ Nano Glo LED Refugium Light and then put Chaeto algae in that second chamber.

My questions:

Are my choices of Phosgard/Chemipure/DeNitrate good? Will they work well in the first chamber?

What else would I need in that second chamber with the Chaeto? Do I just put it in a filter bag? Will that light work for it? I saw someone else was doing something similar and I just want to know if this is doable and worthwhile.

This leaves out the possibility for a protein skimmer. Will that be okay? I have heard mixed things about the Fluval Protein skimmer and I will be doing weekly water changes anyway.
Thanks guys!
 
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