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post #16 of 2163 (permalink) Old 11-04-2009, 07:06 AM
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Are you not worried though that the heat from the light is going to melt the zap-strap that is against it?


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post #17 of 2163 (permalink) Old 11-04-2009, 02:21 PM
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Looking good nice to see it can be done with an edge


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Are you not worried though that the heat from the light is going to melt the zap-strap that is against it?
wouldn't think so never seen a cfl get hot enough to burn your hand, much less melt a zip tie.

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When this concept first came out, I predicted it would fail due to inaccessibility (the tiny hole) and the inability to upgrade lighting. Well, so far one of those points is out the window, I really didn't expect anyone to start DIY'ing one of these. We'll see how accessibility works out in the long run, seems like it might be an extra hassle to clean this thing, but I have only seen it in person once, yet. I did notice it had some decent dark spots all around, but that was stock lighting. Anyway, good job on the upgrades, guys, and good luck with the new tanks.
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Are you not worried though that the heat from the light is going to melt the zap-strap that is against it?
If I can touch the light after a few hours running and not get burnt there is no way it will burn through and or melt a zip tie. Zip ties are pretty tough. The stock plastic light fixture is made to take the heat of the halogens that came with it so I'm not worried about that either.

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\ .....We'll see how accessibility works out in the long run, seems like it might be an extra hassle to clean this thing, but I have only seen it in person once, yet.
It's for sure harder to clean but it's not impossible to clean. If you're a basketball player with huge hands don't get this tank! If you're have average size hands like me, you'll be just fine.
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are these tanks available online anywhere at a much cheaper price? I saw it in the LFS and it is a very cool concept.
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Cheapest online is here for $89.95

Amazon and That Pet Place both have it for $129.95
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post #22 of 2163 (permalink) Old 11-05-2009, 02:39 AM
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Oh mygod, I love the light you added! Now I'm all excited! I'm going to be getting one of these for my CPDs, Deky Creek, and three Crystal red shrimp. I'm just drooling over these tanks! Now I know how to solve the low light problem. HUGS!!!
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Can somebody identify the plants shown in the attachment for The Edge. I really like the simplicity and would like to replicate it. Thanks.

Looks like Pygmy chain sword (Echinodorus tenellus) and dwarf hair grass (Eleocharis parvula)...


I'd like to go and buy another tomorrow and try some DHG and C. wendtii...but me thinks my wife would loose it if I started another tank...
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My hubby is about to leave me for buying so many tanks. Giggle. He's very against me getting this tank...but that's not going to stop me. Heehee.

I just brought in a 45 and a 30 to add to the 3 and the 10.
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Cale262 Thank you for your reply.
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Looks like a store display tank...I've seen a few LFS put together nice EDGE displays but they never seam to last long.

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If that's stock lighting, then I wish we could see how long it takes before those plants melt away...
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