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It’s time for another lagoon tank build I started with a IM 25 it was a lot different then my EVO 13.5 and my 29 gallon tall but I loved it and wanted to go to a bigger tank so I got a IM 50g lagoon I used some stuff from my IM 25 build and so far loving all the extra space the 50 has so here is the build log for my lagoon 50 I plan on starting the my old lagoon 25 build back up soon also.

Equipment:
IM 50 tank
Syncra SDC 3.0 WIFI Return Pump
2x Vivid Creative Innovative Marine Slip-Fit-Drop Adapter
2x Vivid Creative Random Flow Generator
2x Eheim Jager 75w Heater
GE 6-Outlet Surge Protector
2x Radion XR15 G5 BLUE
2x XR15 G5 Radion Single Arm Tank Mount RMS Kit
DIY Cabinet
ReefWave 25 Aquarium Gyre Flow Pump
OxyLED LED Closet Light this is used to light the inside of the cabinet
Innovative Marine AuqaShield 11 Watt UV
Innovative Marine ChaetoMax 2-In-1 Refugium LED Light (9 Watt)
inTank Media basket
Neptune Systems Apex "WIFI" Aquarium Controller System
Neptune Systems Trident
Apex DOS Dosing Pump
Tunze Osmolator 3155 Auto Top Off
PLS-50 Elite II Nano Protein skimmer
Innovative Marine Custom Cradle XL - Magnetic Probe Holder
EZ Water Level Adjuster (Full Set - Midsize)


Substrate:
35 Pounds of Dry Rock
90-Pounds Of CaribSea Arag-Alive Fiji Pink Sand
2x CerMedia MarinePure Marine Pure Biofilter Media Gems - 90g
Chemi-Pure Blue 5.5-Ounce

Livestock:
Male Melanurus Wrasse
Black Sailfin Blenny
Royal Gramma Basslet

Invertebrates:
Blood Red Fire Shrimp
Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
Peppermint Shrimp
Will update with more soon

Corals:
Orange Oxides
Neon Green Tip Torch
Hawaiian PE
Ultra Acan
Predator Zoa
Galaxia
Blue Hornets
Kryptonite Trumpet
Scrambled Eggs Zoa
Orange 2 Head Hammer
Green Alveopora
Octospawn
 
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Here are some pictures of some of my coral I took today still trying to figure out this lens set
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It’s time for another lagoon tank build I started with a IM 25 it was a lot different then my EVO 13.5 and my 29 gallon tall but I loved it and wanted to go to a bigger tank so I got a IM 50g lagoon I used some stuff from my IM 25 build and so far loving all the extra space the 50 has so here is the build log for my lagoon 50 I plan on starting the my old lagoon 25 build back up soon also.

Equipment:
IM 50 tank
Syncra SDC 3.0 WIFI Return Pump
2x Vivid Creative Innovative Marine Slip-Fit-Drop Adapter
2x Vivid Creative Random Flow Generator
2x Eheim Jager 75w Heater
GE 6-Outlet Surge Protector
2x Radion XR15 G5 BLUE
2x XR15 G5 Radion Single Arm Tank Mount RMS Kit
DIY Cabinet
ReefWave 25 Aquarium Gyre Flow Pump
OxyLED LED Closet Light this is used to light the inside of the cabinet
Innovative Marine AuqaShield 11 Watt UV
Innovative Marine ChaetoMax 2-In-1 Refugium LED Light (9 Watt)
inTank Media basket
Neptune Systems Apex "WIFI" Aquarium Controller System
Neptune Systems Trident
Apex DOS Dosing Pump
Tunze Osmolator 3155 Auto Top Off
PLS-50 Elite II Nano Protein skimmer
Innovative Marine Custom Cradle XL - Magnetic Probe Holder
EZ Water Level Adjuster (Full Set - Midsize)


Substrate:
35 Pounds of Dry Rock
90-Pounds Of CaribSea Arag-Alive Fiji Pink Sand
2x CerMedia MarinePure Marine Pure Biofilter Media Gems - 90g
Chemi-Pure Blue 5.5-Ounce

Livestock:
Male Melanurus Wrasse
Black Sailfin Blenny
Royal Gramma Basslet

Invertebrates:
Blood Red Fire Shrimp
Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
Peppermint Shrimp
Will update with more soon

Corals:
Orange Oxides
Neon Green Tip Torch
Hawaiian PE
Ultra Acan
Predator Zoa
Galaxia
Blue Hornets
Kryptonite Trumpet
Scrambled Eggs Zoa
Orange 2 Head Hammer
Green Alveopora
Octospawn
Nice start. I have the same tank and we have some of the same equipment. That skimmer is a beast on this tank, best one you can get IMO. Post up a full tank shot so we can see your scape.
 
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Nice start. I have the same tank and we have some of the same equipment. That skimmer is a beast on this tank, best one you can get IMO. Post up a full tank shot so we can see your scape.
It is a best I just got it in today and it is already doing a good job I will post a picture of the scape later today when the lights are on
 

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Here is a picture of the scape I would say it’s a work in progress and I’m wanting on my clean up crew from reef cleanings to come in to help with the algae 85589DE0-74E1-4BDA-A744-144A09E8ED46.jpeg
I like it. Plenty of places to mount corals and you kept it fairly low.
 
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Please post a pic of your full set up. I just bought an IM 50 Lagoon (as a second tank for my office) and am looking at skimmers and lights. Would love to see how you have yours set up.
Okay I will do it when I get off work but I definitely recommend the PLS-50 Elite II it’s a great skimmer and the water level adjuster from EZ
 
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Thanks, the PLS-50 Elite II skimmer and the EZ water level are on my list to buy. I have a Tunze Osmolator 3155 Auto Top Off on my other tank, so I will just buy another one of those for this new build. I really need to see the back area of your tank to see how it is set up and how much space there is. I am looking at lights with back mounts , but not sure where they would fit on the tank. (GHL Mitras 7206, Orphek, Reefbreeders, etc.) If I don't find a good way to mount, then I'll do the ceiling mount. (Not ideal)

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Thanks, the PLS-50 Elite II skimmer and the EZ water level are on my list to buy. I have a Tunze Osmolator 3155 Auto Top Off on my other tank, so I will just buy another one of those for this new build. I really need to see the back area of your tank to see how it is set up and how much space there is. I am looking at lights with back mounts , but not sure where they would fit on the tank. (GHL Mitras 7206, Orphek, Reefbreeders, etc.) If I don't find a good way to mount, then I'll do the ceiling mount. (Not ideal)

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Here is some pictures I’m sorry for the delay if you need some more just let me know
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Thanks so much! I bought a Reefbreeders Photon 24-V2 Pro (with rear tank mount) as my light. (Almost purchased an ATI Straton, but really didn't want to mount the light from the ceiling as there is a recessed light very close to where I would need to mount the Straton.) Purchased the PLS-50 Elite II skimmer and awaiting delivery. Was going to purchase the Tunze ATO, but have to wait for BRS to get more in stock.
 
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Thanks so much! I bought a Reefbreeders Photon 24-V2 Pro (with rear tank mount) as my light. (Almost purchased an ATI Straton, but really didn't want to mount the light from the ceiling as there is a recessed light very close to where I would need to mount the Straton.) Purchased the PLS-50 Elite II skimmer and awaiting delivery. Was going to purchase the Tunze ATO, but have to wait for BRS to get more in stock.
No problem man sounds like you are going to have very nice build are you going to do a build log on it and I also had to wait like a month for them to get more of the ATOs is
 

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Awesome set up! I recently bought the same tank and downsized my 150. I’m curious how you mounted the cheato light. I have not seen an option I liked for that before I spend the money on one.
 

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Idk why this is the first time I've seen your thread cause I've looked up the 50g lagoon a bunch and thought I saw them all haha, but nice setup man. I have a question about the reefwave 25, I run a single one on my 50g lagoon also, so you have any issues with flow? I feel like it's so hard to find a good spot for mine and when I do where everything isn't blowing around crazy I get bad dead spots? Do you have another wavemaker or something in there as well to compensate or what do you run your on? Obviously our rock work and stuff is different just trying to get acouple ideas on what to do before I buy another wavemaker
 
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It’s time for another lagoon tank build I started with a IM 25 it was a lot different then my EVO 13.5 and my 29 gallon tall but I loved it and wanted to go to a bigger tank so I got a IM 50g lagoon I used some stuff from my IM 25 build and so far loving all the extra space the 50 has so here is the build log for my lagoon 50 I plan on starting the my old lagoon 25 build back up soon also.

Equipment:
IM 50 tank
Syncra SDC 3.0 WIFI Return Pump
2x Vivid Creative Innovative Marine Slip-Fit-Drop Adapter
2x Vivid Creative Random Flow Generator
2x Eheim Jager 75w Heater
GE 6-Outlet Surge Protector
2x Radion XR15 G5 BLUE
2x XR15 G5 Radion Single Arm Tank Mount RMS Kit
DIY Cabinet
ReefWave 25 Aquarium Gyre Flow Pump
OxyLED LED Closet Light this is used to light the inside of the cabinet
Innovative Marine AuqaShield 11 Watt UV
Innovative Marine ChaetoMax 2-In-1 Refugium LED Light (9 Watt)
inTank Media basket
Neptune Systems Apex "WIFI" Aquarium Controller System
Neptune Systems Trident
Apex DOS Dosing Pump
Tunze Osmolator 3155 Auto Top Off
PLS-50 Elite II Nano Protein skimmer
Innovative Marine Custom Cradle XL - Magnetic Probe Holder
EZ Water Level Adjuster (Full Set - Midsize)


Substrate:
35 Pounds of Dry Rock
90-Pounds Of CaribSea Arag-Alive Fiji Pink Sand
2x CerMedia MarinePure Marine Pure Biofilter Media Gems - 90g
Chemi-Pure Blue 5.5-Ounce

Livestock:
Male Melanurus Wrasse
Black Sailfin Blenny
Royal Gramma Basslet

Invertebrates:
Blood Red Fire Shrimp
Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
Peppermint Shrimp
Will update with more soon

Corals:
Orange Oxides
Neon Green Tip Torch
Hawaiian PE
Ultra Acan
Predator Zoa
Galaxia
Blue Hornets
Kryptonite Trumpet
Scrambled Eggs Zoa
Orange 2 Head Hammer
Green Alveopora
Octospawn
How did you get your Skimmer to fit? I have the same tank and I just got my PLS-50 Elite II Nano Protein skimmer and i can not find a way to get it into the chamber. Did you do anything special to get it in? Nice tank my the way.
 

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