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Yesterday 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. :/
Yesterday 07:42 PM
kman
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Originally Posted by Beardie View Post
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.
In that case the 42 LED replacement might be a good way to go. No promises, but it definitely puts out more light than the stock version, and of course fits perfectly. You'll still have dark corners, but that doesn't sound like an issue in your scape.
Yesterday 07:18 PM
Beardie 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.
Yesterday 06:35 PM
kman
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I'm sure this has been posted on here but I don't have time to go through 137 pages... What are people's experience using the fluval nano led light over this tank? Is it too much light? Are you using co2?

I got a used 6g edge yesterday that had the stock lighting completely removed. I found the nano on amazon for $40 so that seems to be my #1 choice unless there are some real algae horror stories out there. I'd really prefer to keep equipment at a minimum on this tank and avoid using co2.

Thanks
I used one. It doesn't quite fit under the stock hood, and it's a LOT of light concentrated in one spot. Powerful little light. I found it impossible to balance the dark edges and the over-lit center, and had algae issues as a result. I would recommend buying a replacement stock light and sticking to low light plants. Keep only ultra low light plants (if any) in the front corners where there is very little light.

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.
Yesterday 05:40 PM
Beardie I'm sure this has been posted on here but I don't have time to go through 137 pages... What are people's experience using the fluval nano led light over this tank? Is it too much light? Are you using co2?

I got a used 6g edge yesterday that had the stock lighting completely removed. I found the nano on amazon for $40 so that seems to be my #1 choice unless there are some real algae horror stories out there. I'd really prefer to keep equipment at a minimum on this tank and avoid using co2.

Thanks
01-23-2015 11:13 AM
Ckent42 My girlfriend picked this up at a fish store with a cracked top for 5 dollars. It took me three years to get to it, but I finally stripped the top off and set it up. I always loved the edge look, but after reading about it on here it seems like a pain in the neck to maintain, and I also love the rimless look.

01-22-2015 06:53 AM
0xDEADBEEF
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Google the size of it. Essentially the same thing as aquaclear with a different media basket.
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Awesome. I will try it next time I order something from Amazon.
I am tired of AquaClear 20. It gets gunked quickly and large portion of water bypasses media basket.
And the answer is: No Fluval C2 will not fit in place of AquaClear 20 in Fluval Edge. It is about 1/2" too wide to fit and easily and inch wider than AquaClear 20. bummer.

I'll probably keep it, I plan to build a bigger tank in the future and it will be handly. Also, the dust from ceramic pieces that are used for the media was all over the box and the filter shiny plastic was somewhat marred by rubbing inside the box.
01-21-2015 11:35 PM
0xDEADBEEF
Yet another Fluval Edge Lightiing Mod

Yet another Fluval Edge 6G Lightiing Mod - Finnex Stingray 16 + Current USA Single Ramp Timerhttp://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh....php?p=7287978
01-21-2015 11:13 PM
zerodameaon
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Awesome. I will try it next time I order something from Amazon.
I am tired of AquaClear 20. It gets gunked quickly and large portion of water bypasses media basket.
Check your local petsmart, I got a C2 for 14 bucks because they were "discontinuing them." Funny thing is the other C series are not per the employee.
01-21-2015 05:52 PM
erinbirdsong The orange EDGE is on sale on woot dot com today for $ 49.99

http://home.woot.com/offers/fluval-o...ef=cnt_wp_3_30
01-20-2015 03:44 AM
shift
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If I haven't said it before, great site!


Thanks!
01-20-2015 12:41 AM
AquaMan25
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^^ Yup. It's not enormously powerful (although it's a good little HOB overall), but the tank is so small the outflow tended to blow my substrate around right under it, if I built it too high. The mound of gravel you have right under where the outflow comes is borderline, IMO... you may be ok, or you may just need to baffle the outflow a bit. Lots of simple DIY methods out there (many in this thread), including the simplest one with just a clear plastic water bottle cut in half (lengthwise) to give a "halfpipe" to fit under the outflow.

That's a very decent co2 setup (same one I use), IMO. Your main challenge with that on the Edge will be to keep the diffused bubbles off the underside of the top glass, unless you don't intend to fill it to the top (which defeats the point of the Edge, IMO). Also, to a lesser extent, getting enough co2 dissolved since an HOB filter, with it's excellent aeration, works against you when you want to keep co2 dissolved.
I am planning on having shrimp, so I like the pre-filter idea. I'll check into the DIY baffles. I don't have many other ideas for co2 diffusion in a small tank like this, I have only used standard glass diffusers. Was just going to put the diffuser in the path of the filter flow and see how it works for me.

thanks for the info guys!
01-20-2015 12:22 AM
kman ^^ Yup. It's not enormously powerful (although it's a good little HOB overall), but the tank is so small the outflow tended to blow my substrate around right under it, if I built it too high. The mound of gravel you have right under where the outflow comes is borderline, IMO... you may be ok, or you may just need to baffle the outflow a bit. Lots of simple DIY methods out there (many in this thread), including the simplest one with just a clear plastic water bottle cut in half (lengthwise) to give a "halfpipe" to fit under the outflow.

That's a very decent co2 setup (same one I use), IMO. Your main challenge with that on the Edge will be to keep the diffused bubbles off the underside of the top glass, unless you don't intend to fill it to the top (which defeats the point of the Edge, IMO). Also, to a lesser extent, getting enough co2 dissolved since an HOB filter, with it's excellent aeration, works against you when you want to keep co2 dissolved.
01-20-2015 12:13 AM
fermentedhiker
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Originally Posted by AquaMan25 View Post
Just stated a journal with some more tank info.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...06#post7276506

I have a paintball tank for co2 with an aquatec regulator. how is the filter on the edge, does it create a pretty strong flow? I figured it would be pretty weak.

The filter on an edge is just an Aquaclear 20. Flow is too strong really. I have an edge prefilter sponge on mine(mostly designed to keep it from sucking up shrimp I think) which cuts the flow a little(a lot once it starts to clog) and helps keep the media basket from getting filled up with mulm.
01-19-2015 11:47 PM
AquaMan25
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Originally Posted by kman View Post
YouTube has a bunch of videos showing how. It's not difficult, but it's generally a one-way operation... you're cutting it off, and it's not likely to ever go back.

Bump:
Looks great! What you are you going to do about co2?

You may end up needing a baffle to slow down the water coming out of the AC20, or once you flood it and water is running, it could drill a hole in the mountain towards the back.

Bump:
His first picture shows a light laying across the top, so he has definitely upgraded his lighting.

Just stated a journal with some more tank info.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...06#post7276506

I have a paintball tank for co2 with an aquatec regulator. how is the filter on the edge, does it create a pretty strong flow? I figured it would be pretty weak.
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