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IM 25 Lagoon or IM 20 Peninsula

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kwellens

I am getting back into the hobby after several years away.  Back then I had an IM Nuvo 30 cube tank.  I am having a difficult time deciding between the IM 20 Peninsula or the IM 25 Lagoon.   I know I want soft corals and LPS as well as some fish and invertebrates.  Any input on these two tanks or others I might consider?  There is also a used Red Sea Reefer 170 near me for sale.

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billygoat

It's certainly a difficult decision, but my vote goes to the Lagoon for sure. I just love the shape and depth of that tank, and its popularity ensures that there is a wealth of information and guidance about how to set it up, 'scape it, light it, etc.

 

Your final choice will also depend a lot on where you want the tank to be in your home. There are some situations where the big footprint of the Lagoon is a hindrance.

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kwellens

Thanks for the input.  Would recommended fish stocking levels be similar for both?

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Clown79

I love my lagoon. The depth really allowed for more room and aquascape designs.

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kwellens

Thanks.  Since I only want softies and lps could I get away with just 1 AI Prime over the lagoon or something like a current USA orbit?  Could I use brackets for AI prime rather than hanging it?  

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Clown79

Ya, you could do 1 Ai. I ran mine with 1 ai for a year. I only added an additional one because I had it lying around and my aquascape/coral choices caused shadowing.

 

I run both at lower percentages.

 

You don't have to hang the AI. There are mounts for it too.

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kwellens

Would Current USA work well for softies and LPS in the lagoon or is it not enough light?  I don’t want to overdo lighting and bleach corals either.

 

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watanabeireefer

Hello there!! 

 

I just set up the IVM 25 gallon Lagoon tank. I am very pleased with it, the dimension of the tank really allowed to maximize the design of my aqua scape. If you have any questions feel free to send me a message. I also posted some pictures of the tank with live stock in it yet. I just added some hermits, snails and a pair of clowns recently. Good luck 🙂

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NoriMuncher

Went the the 25 lagoon as well (so recently its still dry, RO should get here  Wednesday...)  but my decision was driven by the spot I was planning on putting it in.  I have an L shaped nook in the middle of a large room, with most viewing from the front so I went with the lagoon. What's your intended location, and do you expect to be there for a long time?

 

 

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kwellens

I will definitely be where I am for the foreseeable future.  I was going to use the Peninsula as a small room divider between my living room and dining room.  The lagoon I would put against a wall in my living room.

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