Drew’s Lagoon – Innovative Marine Fusion 25 Lagoon

About the Owner

I am just another dedicated reefer obsessed with corals and learning more about our oceans. 26 years of age and I have been in the hobby for 7 years. Using social media to share my experience and learning each and every day about this amazing hobby that has turned into a lifestyle.

Display Tank Volume Innovative Marine Fusion Lagoon 25 Gallon
Display Tank Dimensions 24" x 20" x 12"
Glass or Acrylic Glass
Sump Volume N/A
Stand Type or Material  Custom wood stand
Main Return Pump Innovative Marine Stock Return Pump - 211 GPH
Water Return Type Stock dual return nozzles
Powerheads EcoTech Marine MP10wQD

Controllers & Monitors

Aquarium Controller N/A
Heater Jaebo
Chiller Cooling Fan
Protein Skimmer CAD Lights PLS-50 Nano Skimmer
Chemical Filtration ChemiPure Elite
Biological Filter Live Rock and Sand
Refugium CustomCaddy with Chaetomorpha lit by an AquaIllumination Prime
Live Rock in Display Tonga Branch
Substrate Carib Sea Sugar Size


LED Hybrid AquaIllumination Hydra TwentySix HD

Custom dual T5 fixture with 24" 460 Super Blue Actinics

Lighting Controller my AI App
Photoperiod 4:30pm - 11:45pm with one hour ramp up and ramp down
System Parameters
Temperature 77° F - 79° F
Specific Gravity 1.026
pH Usually around 8.0
Alkalinity 9.0 dKH
Calcium 400-450 ppm
Magnesium 1350 ppm
Test Kit Brands Salifert
Resins or Devices Used to Control Nitrate/Phosphate BioPellets
Dosing  E.S.V. B-Ionic daily along with aquavitro fuel

Maintenance & Dosing

Water Exchanges 5 Gallons monthly
Bulb Replacement Every 9 Months
Water Tests Monthly
Salt Mix Reef Crystals
 Fish Food Cobalt Aquatics Flakes daily
 Coral Food Reef-Roids once weekly

Notes from the owner

I love the small footprint and shape of the tank. When aquascaped in the right way, the tank can appear much larger than it really is. The all-in-one filtration is perfect for my lifestyle and the low iron glass is a bonus for taking photos and impressing my friends. Having a small tank is great because I can easily overcome most any water chemistry problem with substantial water changes. Having a total system volume of only 25 gallons makes it easy to perform a 50% or more water change and get the parameters back on track.

This small water volume also means the parameters will fall out of range quite quickly when compared to larger aquariums. The AIO filtration has posed some challenges too because you don't have much room for additional equipment and finding a quality protein skimmer to fit into this tank is difficult.  


  • Royal Gramma
  • Blue Hippo Tang
  • Ocellaris Clownfish
  • Blue Damsel
  • Sharknose Goby
  • Sixline Wrasse

Stony Corals

  • Mummy Eye Chalace
  • Red Chalace
  • Candy Cane Coral
  • Trumpet Coral
  • Red Montipora Capricornis
  • Green Montipora Capricornis
  • Purple Montipora
  • Grafted Montipora Capricornis
  • Green and Red Digitata
  • Rainbow Trachyphyllia
  • Green Trachyphyllia
  • Orange/Green Lobophyllia
  • Red Lobophyllia
  • 3 Favia species
  • Two Types of Bird'snest
  • Purple Stylophora
  • Acropora Sp.
  • Jack-o'-lantern Leptoseris
  • Meteor Shower Cyphastrea

Soft Corals

  • Neon Kenya Tree
  • Multiple mushroom species
  • Yellow/Green Yuma
  • Multiple Zoanthid species
  • Neon Green Toadstool Leather
  • Firework Clove Polyps
  • Yellow Line Clove Polyps
  • Green Star Polyps
  • Captain America Polythoa
  • Toxic Green Palythoa


  • Red Fire Shrimp
  • Blue Legged Hermits
  • Red Legged Hermits
  • Nassarius Snails
  • 3 Turbo Snails
  • Anemone Crab