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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-28-2013, 07:34 AM Thread Starter
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Fluval Edge 6g |I was a professional twice over: an analyst and a therapist

Fluval Edge 6g w/ 42 LED Light bar (Fluval 12gallon light)
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2 dwarf puffers (best of pals!) + tons of cherry shrimps + baby shrimps!

Plants HC Cuba Blyxa something + tons ... of other plants. One of which is Erios Parkeri, which is constantly sending out these tall rods. Something is arousing the Erios, I don't know.

Title: No title.... maybe 'pain in the behind tank dimension'.

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How come there no youtube embed feature on this forum? I can't seem to add the videos, but here they are.

My fat dwarf puffer eating live brine shrimp.

My HC Cuba carpet in the tank.

One of the puffers gets startled by a raising bubble.

Dwarf puffers are so curious. Also, check out the random youtube comments, lol.




Oct 29th, 2014


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Update: Oct 29th 2014



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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-28-2013, 04:52 PM
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Nice! As the master of carpets, you should be able to grow that HC no sweat!


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^ ahhah thanks but I'm not a master, not even close.

Took out the blyxa or whatever and added DHG in the back, she coming along.



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I did a water change today and realized there might be a problem. How in the world am I going to clean the glass in this tank? There is a huge rock in the middle.
I should of thought this over.



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Amazon.com: Fluval EDGE Algae Magnet: Pet Supplies Amazon.com: Fluval EDGE Algae Magnet: Pet Supplies

Your prayers have been answered! LOL the two halves of this guy are connected by a string, so you can easily retrieve the half in the tank if you use it
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Thanks, it looks sort of big for a 6 gallon though. I'm thinking a chop stick with a sponge at the end would be sufficient.



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It's nearly impossible to scrub the corner if you have plants in the way. Is there a slim profile magnet glass scraper? The normal size one are too big for this 6 gallon.



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Thanks for the heads up, raven. I think I'm done with the Fluval Edge as a high tech tank though, it's too much work for such a small tank.



Thoughts on the Fluval Edge 6 gallon -

This tank has what I like to call, the "Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde" syndrome.

Don't get me wrong, I think the Fluval Edge is a great tank for a high tech set-up, if you don't mind the work that is.

One of the best feature of the tank is it's enclosed top, the Co2 is trap under the glass and you can get great diffusion regardless of diffuser. The over powered Aqua Clear 20 is rated for 10 - 20 gallon of water so with a 6 gallon tank, you can imagine how great the flow is.

Unlike my ADA 60P, the drop checker will be dark green in the morning so you know the filter is great as a secondary air stone.But forget about drop checkers, unless you got the hundred dollar ADA one. All those asian drop checkers you see being sold for 10 dollars are the worst kind.


Annnd.... now the bad-

Corner algae, impossible to clean with a scrubber, and by impossible, I mean, too tedious and I'm too lazy.

The physical shape of the hood blocks off the light coverage forcing the hobbyist to come up with other solutions.

*I just added a desktop lamp, good enough.



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I'm trying to make a carpet of Erios, can the plant even carpet? I have these empty spaces between each plant, I'm not sure if it's even possible.



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Beautiful. Totally worth the effort. How long did it take to get the carpet like that? What is your co2 regulator in this set up, i mean the brand? do you keep the same lights from the beginning? Sorry if i ask too much of questions but i'm looking to get this little guy high tech as well
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I'm trying to make a carpet of Erios, can the plant even carpet? I have these empty spaces between each plant, I'm not sure if it's even possible.
What's that plant you got in the back there? I'm kinda diggin it.

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It's either Ludwigia arcuata or Ludwiga Brevipes, I'm not too sure. You will love the plant! It easily colours into orange from green, and if you have high light, you get a spectacular red hue. It's also very common in stores, much like Rotala Round.



Dwarf puffers... always hungry, always curious and always cute.



And yes, you can successfully have Dwarf puffers and shrimps.




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I forgot to upload this, the Praxair system looking damn sexy.



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Cherry Shrimps:

Here is some of the shrimps I moved over from the 60P. I got some pretty cool colour mutation from my single batch of cherry shrimps. I have the clear kind, the semi-clear, the weird clear strips of red and even a light orange one.



They look like horses when they move around, and no, not the jerking burst backwards motion, it's a swift gentle glide through the water type of movement.




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Very cool.
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