|08-20-2015 03:14 PM|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
|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|
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|
|07-04-2015 06:11 PM|
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|
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