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08-05-2016 08:33 AM
Spike Cover Some improved lighting here: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/22...ml#post9446753

Spike
07-02-2016 04:12 PM
superboy604 Updated
06-17-2016 08:29 PM
Brahma04 I wanna join the Edge party! (new to PT) here is my 6g work in progress. This Edge is at work so i am away from the tank for 2-3 days at a time but right next to it for the other 4-5. I have someone feed one of those days for me so no care can be provided for 2 days ;(

I was hit really hard with BBA and some stag, getting over it now, i had to remove a bunch of HC and DHG =(
Tank:
Fluval Edge 6Gallon

Lighting:
I built this extra light out of a edge bottom i ordered and these parts:
Hagen.com:
Fluval Replacement Edge 23L Base

Rapidled.com:
1 x Arctic Alumina Thermal Adhesive
2 x Bulk Wire (Black)
2 x Bulk Wire (White)
2 x CREE XT-E Royal Blue LED
1 x 0-10V Dimmable Nano Driver with Potentiometer
5 x CREE XP-G2 Cool White LED (~6,000K)
Amazon:
Aluminum Heatsink Cooling for 4 x 3W / 12 x 1W LED

I BELIEVE the 5x white LED are 2.3watts each and the Royal blue are 1watt each, if this is true, max wattage is 13.5 (i know its not the best to go off of watts, i don't know the par value soo :P)

Co2:
(will be up and running in 5 days)
Amazon.com
AQUATEK CO2 Regulator Mini
Empire Paintball 24oz CO2 Tank

Rockwork:
Ebay.com
7lbs seiryu stone
Quartz (until I can stop the HOB from tearing up my substrate or find a better way to divert flow)

Substrate:
Fluval Plant and Shrimp Stratum (back and bottom of tank)
Seachem Laboratories Flourite Black Sand on top (cap)

Flora:
Dwarf hair grass - More will be added when it grows out from home aquarium
anubias nana petite - More will be added when it grows out from home aquarium
Temple compacta - Will be removed when I add more of the others.
Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini' - More will be added when it grows out from home aquarium
Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba' - More will be added when it grows out from home aquarium

Fauna:
7x Neon Tetra
1x Otocinclus
1x Corydoras julii
2x horned nerite snail
1x small mystery snail
9x RCS and they wont stop breeding!!!!!
Yes i know its over crowded.. Once the Oto is no longer needed, and the Cory and apple grow up a bit, they will all be moved back to my home aquarium!

Additives:
Seachem Flourish
Seachem Flourish Excel
Seachem Potassium
Seachem Nitrogen (will be added when more plants are in and the Fauna cannot provide enough Nitrate)
Seachem Prime

Filtration:
Stock HOB
Stock Bio media
Stock sponge
Carbon bag
Fluval Clearmax
Filter floss



Tell me what you think? Good bad and ugly works, constructive criticism is best =)
05-12-2016 05:18 PM
DrYK
Where to buy???

Long-time lurker here. This is my first post!

I'm finally ready to take the plunge and get a 6 gallon Edge in black. The problem is that everywhere I look they either don't carry them or the prices are insane! I've seen previous posts where some people have scored these for $50-$100 at Petsmart or Petco, but $130 is the best I could find (valuepetsupplies.com). Here's what I found:

Amazon: $144

Petco: 6 gallon is only available in white or silver ($110). I called them, and they don't carry the 6 gallon in black, only the 12 gallon!

Petsmart: They don't seem to carry Fluval aquariums at all anymore!

So most of the big box stores (which I feel are more likely to have better prices than LFSs) either don't sell them or they are crazy expensive.

Any tips? I want to get my hands on one without breaking the bank!
05-12-2016 03:48 PM
DrYK
Where to buy???

Long-time lurker here. This is my first post!

I'm finally ready to take the plunge and get a 6 gallon Edge in black. The problem is that everywhere I look they either don't carry them or the prices are insane! I've seen previous posts where some people have scored these for $50-$100 at Petsmart or Petco, but $130 is the best I could find (valuepetsupplies.com). Here's what I found:

Amazon: $144

Petco: 6 gallon is only available in white or silver ($110). I called them, and they don't carry the 6 gallon in black, only the 12 gallon!

Petsmart: They don't seem to carry Fluval aquariums at all anymore!

So most of the big box stores (which I feel are more likely to have better prices than LFSs) either don't sell them or they are crazy expensive.

Any tips? I want to get my hands on one without breaking the bank!
05-02-2016 08:49 PM
Varmint Here's the latest shot of my 12 gallon. It has been running since 8/2013. It's one of my favorite tanks. Low tech and it practically takes care of itself now.
05-02-2016 04:57 PM
louisc Here's my 12g @ 80 days. Glued a long glass inflow that passes through the hole for the stock pump and drilled for a bulkhead to the stock filter box so I could add large external filtration with in line co2 & heater in a cabinet I built. Also has auto dosing pump set up for pps and 36w Cree LED system. I may start a thread about it. It's been a big project!
04-04-2016 11:42 PM
Scott_R The idea of the compact growth appealed to me as I have the 6 gallon Edge with limited vertical space, and already have taller plants.
04-02-2016 01:20 PM
crashnstick
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Originally Posted by Scott_R View Post
By a very strange near-coincidence, I almost bought that (Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo') today; the ones in your tank look *much* better than the ones in the LFS.

I was also put off a bit by this: I Googled it while in the store, and found this page that said "The plant can grow in light shadow, but requires good light conditions, as well as CO2 additive, in order to develop optimally and become really compact" (emphasis mine). I was put off by that CO2 remark.
I have some growing well in a tank with really low lighting, even lower than a standard Edge, and no CO2. As your quoted section suggests, good light and C02 are necessary for really compact growth, and bereninjas beautiful tank has both. But don't be put off trying some, mine is slowly filling in and looks pretty good. Make sure you're buying Monte Carlo though and not Cuba as this is not as tolerant.
03-29-2016 11:04 PM
Scott_R By a very strange near-coincidence, I almost bought that (Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo') today; the ones in your tank look *much* better than the ones in the LFS.

I was also put off a bit by this: I Googled it while in the store, and found this page that said "The plant can grow in light shadow, but requires good light conditions, as well as CO2 additive, in order to develop optimally and become really compact" (emphasis mine). I was put off by that CO2 remark.
03-29-2016 09:48 PM
bereninga
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott_R View Post
Wow! Is that baby tears? Stock lighting?
Nope, it's Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo'. I upgraded the light to the 12 gallon version since the 6 gallon version is mainly good for plants that don't need too much light. I also have a Finnex 16" that sits on top of the tank.
03-29-2016 09:10 PM
Scott_R Wow! Is that baby tears? Stock lighting?
03-29-2016 07:34 PM
bereninga My fish are camera-shy.

03-29-2016 03:28 PM
Scott_R Hi there. New to this thread and Fluval Edges. Just bought a 6 gallon and started setting it up last week, to eventually house a pea puffer.

I have to admit I'm going more by seat-of-the-pants than by any real planning.

The tank:

I upgraded the lighting with the 42 LED strip for the 12 gallon. Caribsea Eco-Complete on the bottom.

Plants: from the left for the pic below here's what I have (from what I remember):
baby tears (I know, a risk without good lighting, but the room is well-lit, too), dwarf hair grass, java fern, Hygrophila polysperma, amazon sword (snipped from a crazy-growing plant in my display tank), anubias nana petite (tied to the spiderwood with black string), water wisteria, and another dwarf hair grass.

Rocks were just ones I had lying about, scrubbed down with wire brushes, and I poured boiling water over them several times. I guess I should test their carbonate content by putting some vinegar on them, but the GH and KH from the tap are super-low so I'm not so worried about raising them.

Heat is from a 50 watt Aqueon I had lying around.

I have the Biomax Bio Rings seeding in my display tank's HOB and I have the biological booster that came with the Fluval still unused; it won't be until at least Thursday-Friday until I add the puffer so I'll add the rings and the BB then.

Any thoughts? Suggestions?
03-23-2016 07:21 PM
Pattern8 Been using this forum for a while...don't know why it has taken me this long to find this thread. Purchased my first Fluval Edge over 5 years ago and have loved them ever since. Anxiously awaiting the release of Fluval's 19g version...
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