what's the best set-up for a mantis?


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Just thinking about starting a species tank for a mantis.
Any suggestions or minimum requirements for set-up?
not an open topped Via Aqua 418! because chemicals may get into the tank! try a 20 gal plexi with at least 3 inches of sand, a medium sized piece of live rock and let him try a 1 1/2" diameter tube of black pvc pipe to hide in. for a filter... thats up to you, perhaps a millenium 2000 or an emperor 280. the millenium is way cheaper but the emperor is a great filter for any small set up.