The Mushdarium | Oh-man-o-nano IM 25g lagoon

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New Year, new tank... I finally pulled the IM 25g lagoon out of the garage, let the softie/mushroom tank build finally begin!

Decided on the sandy bottom... better for mushrooms and easier to spot if they detach, future fish will need it as well.
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Water is in, taken from the main tank, parameters looking stable. Anyone think I Might get a nitrite or ammonia spike? Gonna let the water cycle for a few weeks until the light comes.
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Measured and measured and remeasured the hose length. Cut to perfection no pinching or impact to flow. Need to get this thing moving water!
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Water cleared! I knew that cycled rock would come in handy , still working on the scape. Would love some posted inspiration! Would love to get some community feedback!
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MP10 is placed in the back to keep detritus from building up in those hard to read places, I’m probably create a rock buffer on the opposite side to reduce the gyre effect if needed.
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Special shout out to my buddies @ReeferBlaine and @Mrmiles for helping me come up with the idea to pre-bury tiles (in the yellow) w/rubble attached for future mushroom crawling
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Couple of pieces that are potentially early pioneers to settle in the mushdom.
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Transfer fish:
Exiled Valentini Puffer Seachicken (SPS/LPS eater)
Watchmen goby

Planned fish:
Molly Miller or Lawnmower Blenny
Sapphire Damsel
Smaller Wrasse (4-8 line wrasse)

Equipment list:
  • Hydor Seltz D 500gph
  • Ecotech MP10qd
  • Icecap K1 Skimmer
  • Tunze 3155 ATO
  • HOB refugium (March once the tank settles)
  • Reefi Uno (Late Feb)
Let me know what you think! Any livestock suggestions are welcomed as well! Update in a week or two:)
 
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New Year, new tank... I finally pulled the IM 25g lagoon out of the garage, let the softie/mushroom tank build finally begin!

Decided on the sandy bottom... better for mushrooms and easier to spot if they detach, future fish will need it as well.
1612811437336.jpeg


Water is in, taken from the main tank, parameters looking stable. Anyone think I Might get a nitrite or ammonia spike? Gonna let the water cycle for a few weeks until the light comes.
1612812342128.jpeg


Measured and measured and remeasured the hose length. Cut to perfection no pinching or impact to flow. Need to get this thing moving water!
1612811498121.jpeg


Water cleared! I knew that cycled rock would come in handy , still working on the scape. Would love some posted inspiration! Would love to get some community feedback!
1612811577796.jpeg


MP10 is placed in the back to keep detritus from building up in those hard to read places, I’m probably create a rock buffer on the opposite side to reduce the gyre effect if needed.
1612811603862.jpeg


Special shout out to my buddies @ReeferBlaine and @Mrmiles for helping me come up with the idea to pre-bury tiles (in the yellow) w/rubble attached for future mushroom crawling
1612818497994.jpeg


Couple of pieces that are potentially early pioneers to settle in the mushdom.
F0854E31-D4C1-4C32-B77B-B2F26D1BED96.jpeg

95DEEFBF-CA02-4FA2-8EFA-873C1A19DB5C.jpeg

D9BC8D84-4BB2-47B9-B9A3-1B5D22834FE5.jpeg

767DEE55-7104-4A65-944F-36E1C89224FF.jpeg

6BBFB14C-26EF-4D54-AC8C-9FA75A0C43BA.jpeg

1612811365435.jpeg


Transfer fish:
Exiled Valentini Puffer Seachicken (SPS/LPS eater)
Watchmen goby

Planned fish:
Molly Miller or Lawnmower Blenny
Sapphire Damsel
Smaller Wrasse (4-8 line wrasse)

Equipment list:
  • Hydor Seltz D 500gph
  • Ecotech MP10qd
  • Icecap K1 Skimmer
  • Tunze 3155 ATO
  • HOB refugium (March once the tank settles)
  • Reefi Uno (Late Feb)
Let me know what you think! Any livestock suggestions are welcomed as well! Update in a week or two:)
Cannot wait for this to kick off! Looking forward to dropping off a care package for this tank in the near future!

#SoftieGang
 

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Looking good. I’m waiting on Reefi Unos as well. They are right here in town at the port. We should just go down there and liberate ours from customs. That’ll work, right?
 
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Looking good. I’m waiting on Reefi Unos as well. They are right here in town at the port. We should just go down there and liberate ours from customs. That’ll work, right?
Man let’s go storm the castle lol:). Did you see the good news from Daniel? Sounds like the Uno will be at his house today! Hoping I can pick this up before the weekend!
 
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Excellent idea on the tiles. Where did you gets yours?
I'm finding my shrooms are really starting to walk when I set my discs right on top of other discs. Bigger tiles would be perfect for this.
Just cut the foot when they walk, rotate and new booger babies for days:)
 

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Man let’s go storm the castle lol:). Did you see the good news from Daniel? Sounds like the Uno will be at his house today! Hoping I can pick this up before the weekend!
I did see the news and I’m very excited. I would totally go by his house to pick up but I doubt he’s planning on sharing that info with us, even if it would save him some shipping costs. Too bad for us. Hopefully he’s planning a fast turn around. We have been patiently waiting for a long time. I ordered back on 11/24. I understand the delays though and Daniel was very forthcoming with his updates so I’m good with that.
 
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Excellent idea on the tiles. Where did you gets yours?
I'm finding my shrooms are really starting to walk when I set my discs right on top of other discs. Bigger tiles would be perfect for this.
Just cut the foot when they walk, rotate and new booger babies for days:)
The tiles in the tank are are from BRS the 2” ones I also purchased the 3” for that future OG :)

The picture I got from a local, happy to send ya some @LRT if he has them in stock.
 

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New lights came today... unboxing and getting ready to acclimate some mushrooms :)

@TheWB you should check out Daniel’s new setup as well. I need to up my tank game to his. P

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I didn’t know he had a publicly accessible location. I had the whole afternoon off. I woulda went. Where’s he located?
He’s in Redmond, message him on FB
 
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