No baffle needed.
Add 2 Fluval Edge pre-filter sponges to the order from BigAl's. Like $3.00 each.
Keep the water level halfway up the notches on the filter outputs and the water will slowly swirl around the tank.
You can route the heater wires past the filter under it's cap and then under the light hood through a notch in the plastic plate over on the left side in front of the intake pipe.
I've got a Coralife pink bulb in mine, fine black fluorite rock, Cryptocorine, java fern and some weird tiny leafed stem plant that grew up and across under the light. Goat loves it, I love it, Wyst loves watching goat in it and I wish I had $200.00 to buy four more for the rest of my boys.
The intake sponge will slow down the water through the filter some without harming anything.
If you have a LFS and can get a bacteria starter culture -Hagan Cycle, TLC Optimizer, Mardel but NOT Tetra or API- then run the unit without the filter card, just sponge, water, bio-wheel, fish and heater while adding the culture a bit each day, within a week it should have the wheel cycled. Remember your tests 0.5ppm at highest and try to keep down under 0.2ppm.
Last edited by Thunderloon; 08-29-2011 at 11:51 PM.