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post #16 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 05:21 PM
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Cool idea, how is it working out?
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Cool idea, how is it working out?
It's working I'm just keeping an eye on the temperature... seeing if its consistent as when the heater was inside the tank. The canister filter has finally settled in and its not gurgling or buzzing loudly - it's got a nice hum Now. The ph of the water stays level at 8 - I guess its the coral sand helping to buffer it. The plants are beginning to spread their roots. The water parameters are still settling in. Mini-spikes here and there... but nothing to detrimental. I expected a mini-cycle to occur. The water flow is amazing, my plants are all gently moving and swaying - very content that circulation is ideal and there are no anaerobic areas.

All in all - its going well... I wish I could stop fiddling/adjusting with it all
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love this tank! it looks absolutely awesome!!! doesnt the coral sand make your ph sky rocket though?
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Nice job! I also have the same sized Edge and I'm about to do a full teardown. I like what you've done to clean up the filter and hide the heater. Great ideas — very innovative! Do you think you'll eventually just ditch the HOB completely?

I'm looking in my tank right now at the heater and the plastic filter stem and foam pre-filter and wishing they were gone.
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love this tank! it looks absolutely awesome!!! doesnt the coral sand make your ph sky rocket though?
Hi, the PH of our tap water here is already 7.8 ish... The Coral sand will bring it up a little to about 8... but that would be it. So far my ph is around 7.5ph. I have a few pieces of driftwood in there too.. so it helps. Also, as the tank matures, all the mulm and decaying matter will raise the Ph a little. Not worried to much about it.
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Nice job! I also have the same sized Edge and I'm about to do a full teardown. I like what you've done to clean up the filter and hide the heater. Great ideas very innovative! Do you think you'll eventually just ditch the HOB completely?

I'm looking in my tank right now at the heater and the plastic filter stem and foam pre-filter and wishing they were gone.
Hi, at the moment, the HOB is really just there as vessel for the heater (no piping ). All the filtration is done by the canister. So I think Ill keep it hanging there So i done have to place the heater in side.
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Hi All,

The edge is going well. The water parameters have settled. Latest Image.
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Update

Well its December and the Edge has been going well... All the plants have flourished and moved to their preferred positions, pruning has been a fortnightly exercise. I will do a major cut down in january though... it's looking pretty dense. And I promise to clean the glass lilly pipes and reboot the pouch of purigen inside the canister filter!!!!

I started to get a little algae so I added a small (5W) LED light that is on for 4 hours a day and the stock lights at 8 hours a day. The plants have reacted well to it with a daily dose of Excell.
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^ How much was that light and where you get it?



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I am simply in awe. I love your tank.
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nice work with the filter, very clean!

Where did you get the clear intake pipes from? I wouldn't mind changing the hob intake pipe to clear

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^ How much was that light and where you get it?
Ebay... Cheap about $10 + $5 shipping. Sydney to Hong Kong though.
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I am simply in awe. I love your tank.
Thank Mate... I love it too. It's not hard work anymore.
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Ebay... Cheap about $10 + $5 shipping. Sydney to Hong Kong though.
Do u have a name of the light?
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