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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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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
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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...
03-21-2016 02:17 PM
crow1414 Recently did a rescape. Haven't added any fish or shrimp back yet. Still deciding on what to go with this time.
03-02-2016 01:49 PM
crashnstick
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This tank looks great! Do you have any supplemental lighting in there or is it the leds the tank came with? I just got an edge and am trying to figure out what the best supplemental lighting option will be since I have a feeling the built in light won't be sufficient.

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Hi Rosie, sorry for the slow reply, not been on here for a week or so.

I've got 192 5050 leds in there, 1/2 white, 1/2 RGB ..........RGBW waterproof 5050 strip if you want to look into it. Its totally OTT but I'd bought 5m of the strip and had room so didn't want to wish I'd put more in. You could probably get away with about 1/2 that amount depending on your requirements but I've got them on a WiFi controller which let's me program times and control dimming etc so I just don't turn them right up. It's 3 banks of 4 strips (12 LED's each strip) made into a C-shape and mounted into a cut up Edge base which sits neatly around the original hood and gives much better light spread around the tank. Still tinkering with it, think I may add a couple of fans as the LED's sit about 20mm over the glass and I'm a little concerned about heat, but so far so good and like I said it's a work in progress.

Hope this helps, don't have any pics, but if you want any let me know and I'll take some and post on here.
02-27-2016 03:17 PM
Rosieonfire
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Spent a week reading through this thread and picking up loads of tips, great thread. My tanks only just finished cycling, it's a work in progress.

This tank looks great! Do you have any supplemental lighting in there or is it the leds the tank came with? I just got an edge and am trying to figure out what the best supplemental lighting option will be since I have a feeling the built in light won't be sufficient.

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02-18-2016 05:46 PM
crashnstick Spent a week reading through this thread and picking up loads of tips, great thread. My tanks only just finished cycling, it's a work in progress.

02-14-2016 09:47 PM
moonwasaloon Good afternoon everyone

How will crypt wendtii grow with the stock led in the 12 gallon edge?
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