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post #1846 of 2171 (permalink) Old 03-28-2013, 03:18 AM
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Great light mod. I've been working on doing a similar thing. Does the JB weld sufficiently hold the mitered aluminum angles together though?

I'm also curious, why did you use both the angle and square sections? Could you not have mounted the LED's directly onto the angles? Or used C channels even? That's what I'm using and I've painted them already but haven't mounted the chips and wires.
Thanks! So far, the JB has held up well, but I am careful when handling it, so I can't testify to how much strength it actually has. It seems very sturdy though.

I had planned on just using the L channel alone, but then I didn't like that the light strip was going to be so recessed from the glass, and the forward projection of the light was going to be limited by the front face of the L channel.

The square channel was just the right size to bring the light strip almost perfectly flush with the bottom edge of the L channel, which would allow for the best light spread. Plus, the square channel also acts as a heatsink, which I thought would minimize the any chance of heat related paint bubbling, etc.

I don't have a way to measure the difference of light output over the stock lighting, but it's HUGE. I would safely say at LEAST 4-5x brighter with better coverage.

The only thing I would do differently, is to build a wider U, as I like the coverage much better with it pulled out 1.5". If I built it 1.5" out from the sides too, that would have been best.
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post #1847 of 2171 (permalink) Old 04-01-2013, 06:06 PM
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Thanks! So far, the JB has held up well, but I am careful when handling it, so I can't testify to how much strength it actually has. It seems very sturdy though.

I had planned on just using the L channel alone, but then I didn't like that the light strip was going to be so recessed from the glass, and the forward projection of the light was going to be limited by the front face of the L channel.

The square channel was just the right size to bring the light strip almost perfectly flush with the bottom edge of the L channel, which would allow for the best light spread. Plus, the square channel also acts as a heatsink, which I thought would minimize the any chance of heat related paint bubbling, etc.

I don't have a way to measure the difference of light output over the stock lighting, but it's HUGE. I would safely say at LEAST 4-5x brighter with better coverage.

The only thing I would do differently, is to build a wider U, as I like the coverage much better with it pulled out 1.5". If I built it 1.5" out from the sides too, that would have been best.
Thanks, I'm building a new light mod with a 3/4" deep by 1.5" wide C-channel, painted back with Krylon. So I guess I'll eventually see whether it causes any paint bubbling with heat issues...
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post #1848 of 2171 (permalink) Old 04-09-2013, 11:57 PM
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are these high clarity glass tanks? low iron?
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post #1849 of 2171 (permalink) Old 04-23-2013, 11:38 PM
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are these high clarity glass tanks? low iron?
I don't believe so. I can definitely see a blue-green tint in the glass of my edge, and you can see it in a fair number of the photos in this thread.
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post #1850 of 2171 (permalink) Old 04-24-2013, 12:10 AM
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no they arent high clarity glass.
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post #1851 of 2171 (permalink) Old 05-17-2013, 02:39 AM
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They're small tanks though, thus the glass is thin enough that the blue-green tint is nevertheless rather negligible.
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post #1852 of 2171 (permalink) Old 06-01-2013, 09:26 AM
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Hello edge lovers, i proudly present my 46lt Fluval Edge, hope u like it

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post #1853 of 2171 (permalink) Old 06-03-2013, 11:23 AM
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Just planted my first tank this week.



I've got the 42 LED bar coming in the mail, and I'm boosting with liquid co2, but am I going to need a pressurized setup to get the grass to carpet?
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post #1854 of 2171 (permalink) Old 06-06-2013, 10:33 AM
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$100 Fluval Edge 6 gallon package with Filter,Lights,Plants,Driftwood,Endlers

Hey guys,

A friend of mine is quitting the hobby and is trying to sell his 6 gallon edge along with all his components like the Aquaclear 20 filter, LED lights, Black Bar Endler colony, and plants which include java moss, ferns, amazon swords, anubias

ALL FOR 100$

There is algae in the tank, but all of this for $100 is quite the bargain..

He's from Southern California, specifically the Fullerton area, so pickup can be done if you're in the area! Contact jonathan.s.pae@gmail.com for details and pictures!

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post #1855 of 2171 (permalink) Old 06-17-2013, 09:14 AM
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My first tank. I was really inspired by all the people on this forum. Just planted it a few days ago, and hopefully the plants will fill in well.
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post #1856 of 2171 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 09:21 PM
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Has anyone drilled holes in their 6g Edge? I have an old Edge tank that I want to convert to a nano-reef and want to drill 3 holes for a sump as well as take the top off.
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post #1857 of 2171 (permalink) Old 06-23-2013, 01:36 PM
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Has anyone drilled holes in their 6g Edge? I have an old Edge tank that I want to convert to a nano-reef and want to drill 3 holes for a sump as well as take the top off.
You could take the top off with a razor blade

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post #1858 of 2171 (permalink) Old 06-23-2013, 09:23 PM
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My new fluval edge!

Hi Folks
Having had my eye on the Fluval Edge for some time, done copious amounts of research and read this entire thread! I finally purchased a 46 litre and have it set up! Had it running a week and a half before adding 3 crystal red shrimp...they've been in a week now and seem to be doing well. Will stick with stock lighting (LED kind) and have a mix of fake and real plants...have selected low light plants (currently have the lights on for 10 hours a day) Will I need an algae eater in this tank do you think? Have had larger tanks before and plecs did the job then, but now sure if I should get something smaller for this one?...came with an anti algae sachet...have not put this in as yet...any thoughts?
will try and add pics!
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You could take the top off with a razor blade

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I find a hammer to be quite faster.



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I find a hammer to be quite faster.
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