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|09-14-2013 10:01 PM|
Great journal raven_wilde!
I have had my edge running for about two years now as well. I did not experience the rusting on the mesh hood part that you did, however about a year ago I did put a zoomed 501 w/ spraybar which basically eliminated all the splashing the AC filter created. Beside that my experience has been very similar (including the corrosion around where the light pins insert :/ but the lights are still working fine for now) and mostly all positive. I like the aesthetic of these tanks quite a bit.
|09-11-2013 10:02 PM|
Thoughts After 2 Years of Setup
I haven't been on plantedtank in quite a while - real life has intruded and I've been suuuuuper busy. I also have to report that this tank setup no longer exists
Basically I got tired of trying to maintenance and trim the moss through that silly little hole in the top. Also the mesh screen on the hood began to rust out last fall and that really made me mad - nice design there Hagen, an aquarium hood that rusts.
I'm happy with the experience I had with this tank but long term it was unfortunately not sustainable. Also, I'm taking evening programming classes right now so I've had to pare my number of tanks down to 2 and it was easy to say good by to this one- it had gotten super overgrown over the last year. It was basically solid moss up to the top glass- the shrimp LOVED it, but it wasn't much to look at. So, oh well.
Anyway - to answer any lingering questions:
Originally Posted by jczz1232 View Post
Originally Posted by bostoneric View Post
Since we're on the subject of water damage to the EDGE, I suppose I should summarize things I have noticed after 2 years of continuous use:
Rust & Corrosion:
If anyone has any other questions about this tank or about the long-term use of the EDGE do let me know, I promise I will try to be better about checking back here
|10-16-2012 06:44 AM|
Have you upgraded to the LED bar yet?
I just upgraded my 6G 21 LED to the 12G 42 LED bar.
Doubling the LEDs made a big difference. In about a month I've noticed my mosses have grown a bit more then I was expecting.
I have an extra 12G 42 LED bar if you'd like.
|10-16-2012 04:44 AM|
|jczz1232||Great looking tank might used you item for the ground cover. You know what company makes those glass beads. I only see colorful ones when I do a search on Amazon. Which I don't want lols|
|06-11-2012 09:48 PM|
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|06-11-2012 06:44 AM|
|halffrozen||Man.. every single one of these edges that look this good makes me want to get one.. lol|
|06-11-2012 05:43 AM|
Nice nice nice Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If I see the tank is greennnnnnnnnnn, then I love it.
Great job on the scape too.
|06-11-2012 04:50 AM|
|speedie408||Great looking shrimp tank!|
|06-11-2012 04:29 AM|
Originally Posted by FlyingHellFish View Post
That and when I do finally bite the bullet and get into CO2 it will be on my 30 gallon. That tank has been creeping along on DIY yeast for far too long.
|06-11-2012 02:48 AM|
Nice trims on the moss, only Edge owners will know the pain of working in such a small opening.
You ever going to go hi-tech on your Edge?
|06-07-2012 05:52 PM|
|2in10||Very pretty, great progression shots|
|06-07-2012 02:56 PM|
|06-07-2012 01:30 PM|
|06-07-2012 03:42 AM|
Originally Posted by Bananariot View Post
Straight from the tap my water is about 7.6 with about 2 degrees KH and an astronomical general hardness. Since my other tanks all have driftwood in them the ph drops down to anywhere from 6.8 all the way to 6.0 (I have A LOT of bogwood in one of them right now).
I use RO water in my breeding tanks as needed and I've tried using it in my Edge to bring the ph down but I've found that I can't get it to stay down for very long. It would seem then that the rocks are acting as a buffer and since the shrimp don't seem to mind the higher ph I've decided to let it be as I feel that its better the parameters be stable.
However, I do think that it has affected their reproductive rates (the shrimp in my Edge produce relatively fewer offspring than those in my breeders) so at some point this summer I am planning on pulling the tank apart and replacing the rocks with driftwood.
|06-07-2012 03:31 AM|
|Bananariot||That looks awesome! Does the petrified wood affect your ph?|
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