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|06-17-2016 08:29 PM|
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 =(
Fluval Edge 6Gallon
I built this extra light out of a edge bottom i ordered and these parts:
Fluval Replacement Edge 23L Base
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)
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)
(will be up and running in 5 days)
AQUATEK CO2 Regulator Mini
Empire Paintball 24oz CO2 Tank
7lbs seiryu stone
Quartz (until I can stop the HOB from tearing up my substrate or find a better way to divert flow)
Fluval Plant and Shrimp Stratum (back and bottom of tank)
Seachem Laboratories Flourite Black Sand on top (cap)
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
7x Neon Tetra
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!
Seachem Flourish Excel
Seachem Nitrogen (will be added when more plants are in and the Fauna cannot provide enough Nitrate)
Stock Bio media
Tell me what you think? Good bad and ugly works, constructive criticism is best =)
|05-02-2016 08:49 PM|
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|
Originally Posted by Scott_R View Post
|03-29-2016 11:04 PM|
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|
Originally Posted by Scott_R View Post
|03-29-2016 09:10 PM|
|Scott_R||Wow! Is that baby tears? Stock lighting?|
|03-29-2016 07:34 PM|
My fish are camera-shy.
|03-29-2016 03:28 PM|
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.
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|
Originally Posted by Rosieonfire View Post
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|
Originally Posted by crashnstick View Post
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|02-18-2016 05:46 PM|
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.
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