Noles Reef IM 25 Lagoon

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So far I have just the tank and stand set up, I bought a used IM 25 Lagoon for the low and decided to go a different route with a stand. Instead of gambling on whether or not an Ikea cabinet would hold 350+ pounds I decided to just use a commercial metal table as the stand, it was only $77 and should hold anything I throw at it.

Next step I’ll be adding the rock, I am using 15 pounds of STAX rocks.
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Wow! Talk about a perfect sized stand for that tank. Do you have a link to where to buy?
So I bought it from restaurant depot so there is no online link for it, but its just a 24 by 24 table and there is one on amazon that is similar to it.

Link to table

I'm sure you could find a cheaper one elsewhere
 
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Just finished the aquascape and I’m just waiting on another powerhead to begin cycling the tank. I’m using an audio switch for my power strip so I can switch on and off certain equipment on the tank. The metal stand is perfect for this tank and I’ll be adding a water reservoir at the bottom for my ATO. After the cycle is done ill be adding the exact same light that I have on my 10 gallon onto the 25.
 

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Just finished the aquascape and I’m just waiting on another powerhead to begin cycling the tank. I’m using an audio switch for my power strip so I can switch on and off certain equipment on the tank. The metal stand is perfect for this tank and I’ll be adding a water reservoir at the bottom for my ATO. After the cycle is done ill be adding the exact same light that I have on my 10 gallon onto the 25.
I just got an innovative marine 25 too! It is my second reef tank after a disaster of a first one. So far mine is nice. I will make a build thread on it soon. Are u going for a softie, sps, or mixed reef or other?
 
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Just finished the aquascape and I’m just waiting on another powerhead to begin cycling the tank. I’m using an audio switch for my power strip so I can switch on and off certain equipment on the tank. The metal stand is perfect for this tank and I’ll be adding a water reservoir at the bottom for my ATO. After the cycle is done ill be adding the exact same light that I have on my 10 gallon onto the 25.
I have two ai primes mounted 8-9 inches off the water and it works great. I am getting enough light to keep medium light corals at the bottom and high light corals at the mid to top.
 
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Figured I would post an update but so everything is so far so good, I got a zoa garden growing and I found $20 cabinet to put next to my setup to hold all of my tank stuff and also house my doser.
 

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