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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 05-17-2011, 06:52 AM Thread Starter
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Fluval Edge Journal

Hello TPT'rs,

I've had some fun with this little Fluval Edge. Hope you enjoy. I recently turned this into a shrimp tank.

*Update February '11*


Before my eyes were opened to the planted tank. The dreaded artificial tank.


Upgraded my lighting




First plants in the tank and a Betta known as candyman


Got him a couple buddies,some more plants and co2


Threw out that HUGE Hagen Ladder and went with a red sea wood block diffuser. Things are starting to take off





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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 05-17-2011, 07:09 AM
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looks good... I love the Family guy set up thought LOL
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Looks GREAT!!!

I would bet it was a bigger tank if not for the size of the fish! I just saw those tanks at the Big Box Stores last month, and they are VERY COOL!!! I might just have to give one a try after seeing yours!

What are the actual brands on the lights you used to upgrade?

Keep up the great work and keep us up to date on how it is doing. I am very interested to see how it continues to grow in!

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Thanks! I got the MR11's(12 smd led - $3.50 each) and blue strip light led's off [Ebay Link Removed] The F4T5's are from lowes and are called AmerTac 2-Pack Mini Fluorescent UtilityLite

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Nice! LOL at the family guy tank. I love that show!

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Some pics with the Blue Led's on




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Decided to try and grow a nice carpet so I planted some hairgrass...hopefully it grows in nice.






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It's growing in nicely



I picked up a new plant. I think it's rotala rotundifolia?




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this is the lushest edge i've seen....nice work
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this is the lushest edge i've seen....nice work
Thanks!

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this is the lushest edge i've seen....nice work
WORD. I just ordered an Edge through my LFS... your work has inspired me

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I just ordered an Edge through my LFS...
A wize choice indeed!

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Nicest edge ever
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You did a complete 180 on this tank lol.
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