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Today 12:04 AM
Mxx
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Originally Posted by glacious View Post
yeah anywhere from 6000-7500 I've seen, just user preference there I suppose. Red/Blue LED's are also easy to find individually, just need to solder them into the strip with proper resistors. Not sure if the benefit is large enough to go through the trouble there though.
I put 6500K on my tank and it was rubbish and everything looked completely washed out. An equal mix of warm white and cool white is fine though (6500K and 3000K). Coloured lights such as red and blue don't have enough depth to spread out in a small tank such as this, and it'll look like a disco. (Trust me, I tried that as well, but more just for fun).
Yesterday 06:27 PM
glacious
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Usually people look for 6500k for planted tanks. Also readily available.
yeah anywhere from 6000-7500 I've seen, just user preference there I suppose. Red/Blue LED's are also easy to find individually, just need to solder them into the strip with proper resistors. Not sure if the benefit is large enough to go through the trouble there though.
Yesterday 06:23 PM
kman
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Are the details of the light upgrade anywhere? I'm looking into doing a DIY light upgrade on the 6G using a black aluminum channel attached to the front of the top hood (flush on the glass). I'll add a strip of LEDs to it, just trying to figure out what LEDs to get (can get all white 7000k easily/cheaply, not sure if I need to get red/blue as well for those wavelengths).

Thanks!
Usually people look for 6500k for planted tanks. Also readily available.
Yesterday 04:48 PM
shift I should have build pics kicking around. I'll do a little write up on what I did
Yesterday 04:20 PM
glacious
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Here is my diy lighting upgrade
Are the details of the light upgrade anywhere? I'm looking into doing a DIY light upgrade on the 6G using a black aluminum channel attached to the front of the top hood (flush on the glass). I'll add a strip of LEDs to it, just trying to figure out what LEDs to get (can get all white 7000k easily/cheaply, not sure if I need to get red/blue as well for those wavelengths).

Thanks!
11-17-2014 12:01 AM
shift Here is my diy lighting upgrade
11-16-2014 11:42 PM
JEiffel 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
Mxx
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Stock lighting? Barely adequate for low light plants. Stock measurements won't do you much good if you're changing it anyway. I would consider it to be pretty much nothing (or maybe 10-20 PAR at best, if I had to hazard a guess?), and add as much light as you think you'll need for whatever you intend to plant.
I'm to keep the stock lighting but to add to it with DIY LED's, so if I'm aiming for PAR 50 then I just wasn't sure how much I'd need to add to achieve that which is why I was hoping someone might have measured it.
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
kman
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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.
Stock lighting? Barely adequate for low light plants. Stock measurements won't do you much good if you're changing it anyway. I would consider it to be pretty much nothing (or maybe 10-20 PAR at best, if I had to hazard a guess?), and add as much light as you think you'll need for whatever you intend to plant.
10-17-2014 02:41 PM
Mxx 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
sockfish 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
TheAnswerIs42
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
liam_m My old edge replanted



Took the glass off the top to.
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