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Custom 25 gallon Iwagumi setup

Starting my first planted tank so thought I would share my setup.

I used to have a SPS dominated reef tank of about the same size but with a sump. Unfortunately after it started to really take off at the two year mark I had to break it down for moving. Was a really hard choice and I have always missed not having it.
I decide this time I would go for a planted tank as the maintenance will be a little less as there is no need to mix salt water.

Old Reef Tank:






New Planted Tank:

-Custom low iron rimless tank with 10 mm glass (25 gallons 24" W x 15 3/4" H x 15 3/4" D)
-Ikea cabinet with high gloss door as stand

Lighting:

-Kessil a360x Tuna sun with spectral x controller

Equipment:

-Ehime pro 4+ 350 filter
-VIV glass lilly pipe and surface skimmer

-Aqua labs dual stage regulator (turned out to be broken so I hope to get a replacement from the store)
-5 lbs co2 tank
-In tank glass co2 diffuser

-Jabeo automatic dosing pump
-DIY glass water bottle dosing reservoirs
-DIY glass dosing tube holder

-200 w hydor inline heater











Will be setting this up as a Iwagumi style tank with Seriyu stone.
I have planned my hardscape in a sandbox the size of my tank, just waiting until after a vacation over the summer to fill the tank so I will be around for the settling in process.



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Nice setup man, plus that rock formation. What plants and fish are you getting?
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very nice and organize. I too changed my 25 cube from a reef to planted tank. Still have my 375 gallons reef tho
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Nice setup man, plus that rock formation. What plants and fish are you getting?
Thanks very much.

Stocking plans as of now:

Fish:

-A school of 15-20 neon tetras
-A couple of shrimp and some snails to help with algae control

Plants:

-Mostly Micranthemum (Monte Carlo) and Hemianthus callitrichoides (Cuba) for the carpet

-Eleocharis acicularis (mini) transitions between carpet and rocks

-small amount of Helanthium tenellum green (pygmy sword) for scale shift against the Eleocharis acicularis (mini)

-Small amount of fissidens fontanus on the rocks



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very nice and organize. I too changed my 25 cube from a reef to planted tank. Still have my 375 gallons reef tho
Thanks, I like to keep things as neat as possible. Oh man that is a nice sized reef tank, I do miss mine but can't go back there for a few years at least.
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