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Hello everyone,

 

I've been reading these forums for inspiration ever since I joined the nano world, and there are so many great threads that gave me plenty of ideas that I wanted to start my own, and hopefully - without being big headed - I can give someone else a little inspiration one day from this.

 

For a little background on myself, I used to run a Reefer 525 on the KZ ZEOvit method until around 8 or so months ago. I shut that down due to mostly running costs, and I never felt like I was getting anywhere with it. My style of tank is definitely a deep (front to back) but shallow tank that has a nice aspect ratio - so I have no idea why I bought the Reefer because it wasn't any of those things at all. The Innovative Marine Lagoon 25 had been on my radar for some years now but being in the UK, we have only one or two suppliers I think. Right when I was shutting the Reefer down, the main supplier had stock of the Lagoons in on their first ever shipment, but I missed out on them because being an indecisive **** I didn't pull the trigger quick enough. I needed a tank to keep my clownfish and a few corals in because I wasn't prepared to let those go for sentimental reasons, so I ended up with a Fluval Evo 13.5. That lasted maybe 6 months until last week when that same supplier had their second shipment in. This time I didn't miss out and ordered the Lagoon straight away!

 

So without further ado, here is my new setup which I intend to keep for a lot longer than the Fluval or the Reefer. I'll detail the planned upgrades and methods in a further post.

 

Innovative Marine Lagoon 25

Aqua Illumination Prime HD

GHL Profilux 4

Tunze 3152 ATO

InTank Media Basket x2

Jebao OW-10

Schego 100w Titanium heater

IKEA Stuva/Besta stand - heavily reinforced

 

46891884364_562536b001_c.jpg14-4-2019 | Full Tank Shot by Andy, on Flickr

 

32673517137_97e548b8c2_c.jpg14-4-2019 | Overview Face On by Andy, on Flickr

 

32673514997_161212086f_c.jpg14-4-2019 | Overview by Andy, on Flickr

 

40649615073_94c2b2d892_c.jpg14-4-2019 | Top Down by Andy, on Flickr

 

Thanks for looking,

Andy

 

 

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Love the scape and everything looks great! 

 

How are the corals doing while being so low so low in the tank with the prime hd? I’m thinking about lowering my rockwork while still keeping some sps.

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31 minutes ago, Justind823 said:

Nice setup! 

 

That IKEA stand is the perfect fit! Nice work there.

 

I'll be following along

 

Thanks.

 

Its almost perfect, but it measures 49cm deep not 50cm as the tank is. I’ve just mounted a slim piece of timber along the top back edge to support the rear pane of glass. But other than that it’s perfect, especially as we have a long sideboard in the same style next to it in the room.

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10 minutes ago, BearTheSquare said:

Love the scape and everything looks great! 

 

How are the corals doing while being so low so low in the tank with the prime hd? I’m thinking about lowering my rockwork while still keeping some sps.

Cheers.

 

Its only been a few days but they seem ok, will see more long term, although my first planned upgrade is to get a 6x24w ATI Powermodule as soon as possible. Atm I only have Montipora really so nothing too light demanding compared to Acropora.

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This is a beautiful nano reef system you've created @Pandy! I really like the aquascape you've made for the lagoon, that'll be a great foundation. How nice you can keep the fish and some coral going from your previous system too. Looking forward to watching this one grow, thanks for sharing with us!

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On 4/16/2019 at 7:54 PM, Christopher Marks said:

This is a beautiful nano reef system you've created @Pandy! I really like the aquascape you've made for the lagoon, that'll be a great foundation. How nice you can keep the fish and some coral going from your previous system too. Looking forward to watching this one grow, thanks for sharing with us!

Thanks for the kind words Christopher, appreciate it! 

 

I like it too, nice and low and simple which should give a good base as you say.

 

My now female clown was my first marine fish, and her partner is my sons first marine fish so there was no way they weren’t coming with all these recent tank changes!

 

You and me both, thanks.

8 hours ago, chathurai said:

Nice setup @pandy. do you run zeovit on this system too ? 

Cheers.

 

Not a chance on something this small 🤣 I’m going down a more natural route this time I think, keep it a little more simple.

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6 hours ago, DaveFason said:

Great start to the tank! Also wonderful photos. 

Thanks Dave. I do try my best 😁

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