|Today 05:49 PM|
First post, and here's my Edge:
Up till now, I've focused on fish, but starting to add plants (the one embedded in the red rock, the rest are fake for now).
I have a dwarf gourami, four tetras, two ghost shrimp, and a few nerite snails. Technically, that's slightly overloaded, but I keep close tabs on water quality, and haven't had any issues. A year ago, I replaced the stock halogen lights (which burned out incessantly) with the 12g 42LED array.
I'll be removing that gravel and replacing it with Eco-Complete substrate. For now, I'm dosing the plant with API Leaf Zone, and it seems to be fine, albeit growing slowly (no surprise there).
I realize that amount of aeration is overkill, but it actually saved my fish through through a massive cyanobacteria bloom. I treated that with erythromycin, so now the tank is sparkling clean. I'm more careful with my feeding since then, and the problem hasn't resurfaced.
|Today 05:02 AM|
White leds only
White and blue leds
Blue leds only
Here is where I cut the holes for the canister filter tubes. You can see the slot where the light arm would normally be at the top of the photo, but the light was not on the tank at the time.
|Today 03:43 AM|
The "wood" is actually resin but it does get some algae there. I use a tooth brush to clean it. Also just pruned the anubius so it had been covered until recently.there wasnt much mods i had to do. I did end up moving the hood forward after cutting it to get better light dispersion
Bump: Btw got.those rocks at walmart for like a buck lol. And thanks for the feedback
|Today 03:31 AM|
Very pretty. Be careful of algae, with that wood so close to the very intense lights, but I like the arrangement, and those stripey rocks are very cool.
Do you have a shot of the mods you did for the light to fit?
|Today 03:24 AM|
here it is
|Today 02:47 AM|
|adamp4545||Having trouble attaching pic for some reason|
|Today 02:14 AM|
|Today 01:52 AM|
|adamp4545||New here. I have the Fluval 6 gallon and upgraded to the Fluval Nano 84 LED light fixture. It did require some modificationt o the factory hood. I had to cut the back panel out with a dremel. Also, the fixture doesnt quite clear the filter so i had to move the hood forward about 3 inches. It still looks good and if you didnt know better you'd think it came that way. I have only low to medium light plants but they have taken off since the upgrade. There are better LEDs out there, but this one keeps the look that makes the edge so cool.|
|01-28-2015 08:11 PM|
|kman||^^ Very pretty scape! I hope that works out for you. Do you have any shots of the overall tank? I'm curious how you integrated the light and the canister.|
|01-28-2015 03:04 PM|
New member here, totally been obsessed with my Fluval edges since I got them. I have a 12g and 6g, but recently rescaped my 6g.
As all of you are aware, aquascaping the edge is a giant pain in the ass! I try to make sure every move is calculated and doesnt distrurb the pristine-ness of everything. Knocking something out of place can quickly turn into making the whole tank a mess, and me cursing repeatedly. Maybe one day I will take the top off the 6g, since its kind of high up on a bedroom dresser, and you cant even look down through the top anyway.
After doing tons of research on substrates, lighting and nutrients, I decided to put some miracle grow potting soil under the eco-complete, and so far it has been pretty good. I'm still having issues getting the right surface agitation with my zoomed canister outlet, but nothing a trip to home depot and some trial and error wont solve. No fish yet, so im not hurting anything (I dont think?)
Still a bit cloudy. I soaked the driftwood for a week and a half, but then left it out overnight and I guess the water evaporated enough for it to float when I filled it up... hence the tongs holding it down. Im not sure if the fluval aqualife & plant nano LED light is going to be good enough for the corners, but only time will tell. Need to test the water tonight, but I dont anticipate stocking it with anything until another week - no clue what to put in it. A few shrimps hopefully in the mix.
|01-27-2015 06:51 PM|
Decided to go with one of these instead. They have great spread and awesome par values which they provide on a neat chart for each model. I found a thread on here with a guy growing a glosso mat under two of them so that was good enough for me.
The pump shaft on the filter was also broken so I ordered a rapids mini canister filter so the light will have plenty of room under the top. I got everything scaped yesterday so I'll post some pics later today.
|01-26-2015 09:16 PM|
|Beardie||Thanks so much. Now I'll just have to find a way to attack it since it looks like the previous owner just ripped it off. :/|
|01-26-2015 07:42 PM|
|01-26-2015 07:18 PM|
Thanks for the advice. The only plants going in the tank will be fissidens thailand, which I am told needs bright light, sunset hygro, and crypt parva. The fissidens will be the focal point on driftwood directly under the light, the sunset hygro will also be under the light behind the driftwood, and the parva will fill in around the base in front.
Do you think a 42 led replacement fixture would suffice this set up? The fissidens is really the only thing im worried about having enough light.
|01-26-2015 06:35 PM|
Else look into a complete rebuild of the top, to add a wide light, like 0xDEADBEEF did above.
I've found the Edge works best when using it only as intended (very low light), otherwise it's a crazy rabbit hole of modifications needed to force it's unusual design to function more like a regular tank.
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