My Lagoon

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I've been out of the hobby for a few years & moved to CA from NJ. Finally ready to get started again and here's my setup:

Tank: Innovative Marine Lagoon 25

Stand: DIY Ikea Silveran Cabinet (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10270770/)

Rock: Vidarock Centerpiece (https://aqua-tecture.com/collection...darock-centerpiece-1054?variant=7534083276830)

Light: AI Hydra 26 HD

Tropic Eden miniflakes substrate (added after i took pics)

Tunze ATO w/ 12~ gallon pet food container as reservoir

Innovative Marine Desktop Skimmer

Cobalt Neotherm 100w

Syncra silent 1.0 return pump

MP10QD

Still to buy:
Apex Jr mostly as failsafe for heater


The idea behind this tank is to have mostly everything I want as far as equipment and to keep the look as clean/minimal as possible. I haven't put much thought into the livestock but will probably end up as a mixed reef with a few fish. I'm open to suggestions.

I got some liverock from the LFS to start the cycling process about two weeks ago. The sand went in last weekend and dumped in some Bio Spira. I had some diatoms bloom before adding the sand & that is still going on this week. I'm not sure where I'm at in the cycle but I'll test soon. I'm thinking it will be a fast cycle since the vidarock is man made. I think I'll do a water change this weekend.

Not much to look at now.








My old 40B before I broke it down
 

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Welcome, Jordan. I have a lagoon and love it. Great looking corals in the 40breeder. Looking forward to watching this come together
 
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Thanks everyone. I'm excited to see how this one turns out as well. I plan on being sorta selective with the corals rather than loading up with a bunch of common stuff. I want to eventually check out Ali's shop and AquaSD looks like they have some nice pieces.

Nice looking tank, how does the ATO look? Its a pretty good idea I havent heard of yet.
It's a tunze nano ATO with this container (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00186O0MO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). I drilled a small hole in the lid to feed the wire/tube through to the pump. The container has wheels on the bottom so its easy to move around when full.
 
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nice vida rock. that stuff is hard to find. unless they starting making it again.
I thought they started to produce and sell them again


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Luckily, I think their hiatus was the same length as mine. They have some pieces on their site right now. It is pretty expensive but I think I got a decent deal on mine.

I did a 5g water change today and did some tests a little later...

Ammonia: .25 ppm
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: 10 ppm

I'm going to get some snails soon to take care of the diatoms.
 

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Thats is so nice I would like to do that with my frag tank which is also a IM Lagoon. I wanted for my zoas and softies. Looks really good.
 
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Thats is so nice I would like to do that with my frag tank which is also a IM Lagoon. I wanted for my zoas and softies. Looks really good.
Thanks man! I've been loading it up with coral the past month or so and I'll post some update pics soon. It's coming along pretty good so far
 
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