There is no one best way. There are many ways that work for different people. Refug are good. I do not use UV sterilizers, sumps or protien skimmers. I use Emperor 400 filters. But everyone, except my customers; say I'm crazy.Schottman said:Hello I am setting up my first FOWLR tank and am interested in what the best setup would be a skimmer and a sump or a refugium box uvsterilizer and so on.