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08-20-2015 03:14 PM
driftflax Update on tank, added rocks and initial plants.

08-19-2015 06:50 PM
surfer3232 Nice job! I'm doing something similar. Where did you buy your LED lights?
08-19-2015 05:28 PM
surfer3232
Fluval Edge 12g LED help

I'm new here. Does anyone know of a good LED strip light I can purchase somewhere like [Ebay Link Removed] I'm making a DIY project and want to make a u-shaped led hood with some strip lights. There are so many on ebay it's confusing. I have a heavily planted tank that needs more light. Thanks!
08-17-2015 08:50 PM
vilenarios
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Originally Posted by EmDilla View Post
i realized how ridiculous it is to keep plants trimmed in the edge, especially when i have a piece of driftwood that barely even fits in it which blocks some of the opening!
Its truly a lesson in patience and dexterity! I ended up taking some driftwood out for the exact reason of bumping into it so often and having to contort my wrist/arm in circus-side-show-like bends to trim the plants behind it.

Anyway, just rescaped my 12g to a more nature-aquarium style layout and changed my chunky gravel to ADA Aquasoil. The plants almost immediately reacted to the aquasoil in term sof sending out runners and perking up. Just need it to fill in some more.

Yes, that is a reflection of the tv show "Naked and Afraid".



08-17-2015 07:00 PM
EmDilla
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Originally Posted by Wizard View Post
EmDilla what are those plants in the back left corner? And are they attached to an object or planted in the substrate?
those are baby tears that i haven't trimmed yet... lol
i realized how ridiculous it is to keep plants trimmed in the edge, especially when i have a piece of driftwood that barely even fits in it which blocks some of the opening! but it all works somehow. Or... it can just be because i'm lazy (which is most likely it)

they are attached to the substrate, though some are starting to get attached to other roots... it's cool though, i was going for a jungle feel
08-17-2015 03:08 AM
driftflax Hey guys, decided to purchase the edge 6gal today--really fell in love with the design of it. I'm pretty new to the hobby so will have plenty of questions along the way.

Need some help deciding what to plant it with/how to design it.

I do not plan on using co2--do I need it though?

Modded the lighting a little by adding a 10w cfl from local fish store to the hood. Hoping this will give me more options when planting--will this do the trick?






08-13-2015 05:02 PM
Wizard EmDilla what are those plants in the back left corner? And are they attached to an object or planted in the substrate?
08-12-2015 02:26 AM
EmDilla This is what my edge turned into...





i had an algae problem so i decided to get two platys, and boy are they doing work!
i've adjusted the lighting, so i'm just waiting till the platys eat up what's left.
after, i plan on removing the plants in front and replacing it with dwarf baby tears.
08-11-2015 05:19 AM
Winsloop I've had a 6 gallon Edge set up and running continuously since February of 2011 and while it originally had a very strong flow, it now barely trickles. During my last mega-clean/re-scape (pull all the plants and yank the algae off) about three weeks ago, I removed the impeller and cleaned it for the first time since I've owned it. The flow increased for about a week, but now it's almost back to where it was before.
Has anyone else had this issue and how did you fix it?
08-11-2015 02:36 AM
Vlad-miami I found ecobright led bulbs to fit everything I need always. I use their 16W bulbs for both - my plants and my pet cuttlefish. I heard there are special grow led bulbs, but I always used white regular bulbs and they work just fine. They are sold on
Amazon Amazon
and on their website too (ecobright.us), the website is only doing wholesale though. I also saw some CFL lights on Amazon, but that light is horrible, so I stick with LED bulbs.
07-27-2015 03:50 AM
Wizard Well here is what I came up with. Dwarf anubias nana, dwarf rotala, crypts, and some java moss. I put some root tabs under the crypts and rotala, dosing seachem flourish. The white foam block will be replaced by a black fluval pre-filter sponge once it arrives. Hopefully things grow and fill in!
07-24-2015 06:55 PM
Wizard I am tearing down and resetting up my 6G edge this weekend. Was hoping to just use black sand as substrate, will this be ok?

I am only planning to keep low maintenance plants (anubias, java fern/moss) so thought this may be ok. I have slightly upgraded the lighting with the Fluval LED replacement bulbs but that's it.
07-04-2015 11:17 PM
TLE041
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Originally Posted by haralds View Post
Bump: It looks like the Fluval 12G also uses the Aquaclear 20. Could somebody confirm the impeller size on this?
Same filter, with the same 4 blade impeller.
07-04-2015 06:11 PM
haralds
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Originally Posted by haralds View Post
I have checked everything, cleaned, and replaced the impeller. The darn things are still rattling.
Bought a new filter for 25 bucks from amazon. After a couple of days running, it is very quiet.

Advice: if it rattles after several years of use, just replace the thing!

Bump: It looks like the Fluval 12G also uses the Aquaclear 20. Could somebody confirm the impeller size on this?
06-20-2015 04:58 AM
BrynnaCC
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Originally Posted by kman View Post
Your rams must have bigger mouths than mine, or you have smaller earthworm sticks than Ken's.
I use Almost Naturals micro earthworm sticks. They seem just slightly too heavy for the tetras to steal but small enough for the rams.
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