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|Today 04:48 PM|
|shift||I should have build pics kicking around. I'll do a little write up on what I did|
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|11-17-2014 12:01 AM|
|shift||Here is my diy lighting upgrade|
|11-16-2014 11:42 PM|
I have the 6 gallon Edge. How would I add lighting? Do I just set a lighting fixture on top of it?
2 affordable lighting fixtures I was looking at:
- Finnex Stingray Aquarium LED Light
- Marineland LED Aquarium Light, 11-Inch
Or would I have more luck just replacing the standard Fluval 6 gallon 21-LED to the Fluval 42-LED (the one that comes with the 12-gallon)?
My tank under standard Fluval 6-gallon lighting:
|11-02-2014 10:48 PM|
|10-31-2014 07:03 PM|
|Zuzu||Fluval 15396 Edge Burnt Orange 6 Gallon Aquarium Set w/Halogen for $79.99 on Sellout.woot.com for 11 more hours.|
|10-17-2014 07:03 PM|
|10-17-2014 02:41 PM|
Has anyone measured the PAR at substrate level for the stock lighting of a 12 gallon edge?
(I had the 6 gallon version before but am upgrading to a 12 gallon version which I'm picking up tomorrow and looking forward to setting up once more. I heard that it's adequate for low light plants and intend to mod it, though I wasn't sure how much additional light I needed.
|09-30-2014 02:09 PM|
|sockfish||So far, no changes that I can see with this lighting change [put up the 42LED 12gal light on my 6 gal]. Added a Sparkling Gourami and may take the Rasbora out, I don't think they have enough open space to swim!|
|09-17-2014 08:15 PM|
I've had the original 6 gal Edge on my desk at work since April of 2011. At one point, I upgraded the lights to the MR-11s. The light bar got soaked over the Labor Day weekend and, even after trying new bulbs, it seems to be dead. I found the 42 LED bar for the 12gal tank for sale at my LFS for $44 and hooked it up.
I keep anubias, crypts, and a hugely overgrown C. spiralis with lush growth. Doing Friday 1-2 gallon water changes and dose according to directions on my Seachem "Fundamentals Plant Pack" box.
Very interested to see what changes happen, if any, with these new lights. I've had the same 3 Emerald Eyed Rasbora, 1 Amano shrimp all this time and just added a trio of Nerites to replace the ones who died over the years.
|09-08-2014 10:26 PM|
New to the Edge World
loving this thread on the Fluval Edge aquariums. I got 6 Gal in April for my birthday and immediately went back to the LFS and upgraded to the 12Gal.
The first thing I did was make an additional light hood to add some extra light for better plant growth which then meant I needed to up the CO2. So I use a DIY co2 system with a cigarette filter as the diffuser. The cig filter makes tiny bubbles and works like a dream.
My first setup was a disaster and no matter what i did, it looked shabby, so after a couple months of fiddling, I tore it down and started again with Tropica 1-2-Grow plants and a couple Japonica Blyxa.
I am considering taking the top glass off, but I am not sure if 12 gallons of water pushing on the sides will cause the tank to fail.... I have a lot of thinking to do before I take that leap.
Here is the new setup at Day 55
|07-31-2014 09:33 AM|
My old edge replanted
Took the glass off the top to.
|07-31-2014 08:43 AM|
|lscotty||I was in petsmart the other night for something and saw a 6 gallon edge with led light marked down to $50. Brand new not even open so I figured what the heck and grabbed it. Set it up and just threw some plants in. I like the looks of the tank but not real happy with the lighting. The corners just seem to dark. Is there a small light that anyone would recommend to add to it. I'd like something mostly to light it up a little more in the corners but not tank up a lot of space, be bulky sitting on top or be really expensive. Its just going to be low tech with a few plants and probably just a betta or some shrimp. Thanks for any input.|
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