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Tank "Upgrade" IM 25 Lagoon - Seeking Advice on Setup

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So Currently I have a JBJ 28G NanoCube with LED Pro Lighting, it is a year old now.  What I didn’t like about the NanoCube was the height of the tank, I hated having to clean anything or move anything down near the bottom.  The other was the lack of controllability of the lights, I feel I have some corals that are not doing as well as they could be, they seem a bit bleached out like the lighting is almost too much. What I did like however was the “moonlighting” which was a great thing for being able to see the tank all the time.  So this brings me to today…

 

I got a really awesome deal on an Innovative Marine 25 Lagoon, almost too good to believe and I will have the tank on Thursday!  Here are my plans, let me know what you think...

 

Tank - IM 25 Lagoon

Lights - AI Prime HD (seen others running this, @Clown79 or anyone else running these how High are you hanging it?)

Pumps - Gonna try stock for now (if too noisy will probably do 2 Eheim 600s, or a single Sicce)

Powerhead - Hydor Koralia Nano (Already have the 425gph, will that be enough flow?)

Filtration Chambers - 3D printing a Floss Holder - Gonna try running with sock on other side and maybe an inTank refugium caddy

Heater - Finnex HMA-S 100W heater

ATO - Auto Aqua Smart ATO

Stand - Going Custom - Debating between full build or buying a kitchen cabinet and finishing it up nicely - But I would really like 38-40 inches in height ( @flatlandreefer, how tall is your stand?) Can anyone give me edge to edge glass measurements, I want to make sure I don’t make top to small?

Thinking about getting a DJ Powerstrip to make feedings and maintenance easier.  Would this be sufficient? 

 

Rock - 20.5 lbs dry marco baserock, I am currently running the 20 pounds in a 10 Gallon Aquarium with an AC70 HOB to clean out the dust on the rock.  

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Thinking this will be my scape (yes I made a Cardboard cutout of the dimensions as close as I could) - been playing around with it a bit still, what do you think?

Looking from Front-

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Looking Downward from Front - 

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Looking Directly down from the top-

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Looking from Right Side-

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Looking from Left Side-

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Debating on sand, either the Caribsea Arag-Alive Indo-Pacific Black or Special Grade Arag-Alive ~ 20lbs

 

Let me know what you think and if I am missing anything? Thanks for putting up with all my pictures :-)

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