|11-25-2013 05:08 AM|
And a topless edge
|11-25-2013 02:26 AM|
|tlatch89||I want a 6g edge so bad.|
|11-24-2013 03:54 AM|
|shift||I have a 12G edge going strong and just picked up a used 6G.. i'm debating keeping it as is or making it a "topless" tank use using the base as a light cover for more leds on my 12G.|
|11-08-2013 03:20 AM|
I switched to a 12G and had the 6G mothballed, but I put it back in my office. And with the MR16 and CO2, it is now my favorite tank! The 12G with stock LED lighting seems hard to scape naturally. I ended up supplementing the natural plants with a couple of high grade plastic replicas to make it look ok without going through too many. I cringed, but like the results.
But the 6G with MR16 is definitely the sweet spot.
|10-30-2013 04:56 AM|
Questions - are you guys running co2 or low tech with heavy plants?
|10-22-2013 10:28 AM|
|creekbottom||Has anyone taken the top off of the 12 gallon Edge? These make really nice rimless tanks when just the tank is left!|
|10-07-2013 05:07 PM|
Eheim auto feed for my 46l Edge.
I like the Eheim auto feed for my 46l Edge.
I set it on a block of 2x4 wood (1.5 " side to raise it above the edge "lip") with asparagus rubberbands (thick rubber bands keep it from walking").
It took awhile (measuring dispatch amounts on paper sheet, over and over) to adjust feed door position for the wanted amount of flakes.
I use flakes - and break it up a bit as to not block feeder door with a large flake since my opening was small. Micro pellets proved too small to dispense small enough amounts for a 46l tank, and my fish won't eat pellets.
I set the Eheim for a morning feeding (small amounts) using the once a day feature plus the 1 minute delay feature. It assures that all fish are aware by the second roll of the Eheim and the earliest pigs don't eat all the food.
I leave the top hood off while I'm away so that I didn't have to modify the hood. Could be a problem with flying fish?
I recommend adjusting a week before leaving for vacation to be certain it'll work - everything worked well for 3 weeks total. Could have gone on twice as long.
Be sure you install new batteries - many reviews brought attention to supplied batteries dying, causing failure.
Hope this helps.
|10-05-2013 07:13 PM|
I have the 46L edge.....what have people on here done when they go on holiday? Will be gone for 2 weeks in November...any recommendations?
|10-02-2013 03:49 PM|
|hisxlency||Is Ray II too much light for this tank? Its a low tech setup|
|10-02-2013 04:35 AM|
Yes, 18" Finnex Ray II DS - http://www.aquavibrant.com/finnex-ra...ual-7000k.html
|10-02-2013 02:40 AM|
Well this is a let down. My Edges light does not work!!
I want to upgrade anyway. Anyone have any suggestions?
|09-12-2013 05:12 PM|
Review of EDGE after two years running
In case anyone is wondering about how the EDGE stands up over time, I recently tore down the one that I'd had running for the past two years. Here is a summary about the wear and tear I have noticed:
Rust & Corrosion:
NOTE: My Edge was out of the first iteration of the product - before they redesigned the light bar to include LEDs, so maybe some of the problems I noticed have been resolved in the more recent versions.
If anyone has any specific questions about wear and tear over time I am happy to answer them
EDIT: A note about CREE LED MR11 bulbs - when I first set up the tank I used these instead of the stock Halogens. The worked great but since they are not sealed against water they started to corrode after about 8mo to a year. I ended up buying the replacement LED bulbs that Hagen sells and I would definitely say that they were worth the slightly higher price point. They are sealed and waterproof and comparable to the MR11 CREE bulbs in the amount of the light they give off. Just thought I'd let you guys all know that if you are considering which bulbs to buy.
|09-10-2013 06:52 PM|
I've had my edge up and running for a few months now and it's all settled down nicely.
The only thing that I'm not happy about is the filter.
Definitely seriously thinking about purchasing a canister filter and doing what others have done in this thread.
|09-07-2013 08:55 PM|
Just joined this club! Wife picked up an Edge for $64 on clearance! I want to keep it low tech. I am ordering a ZooMed 501 to replace the tock filter. Whats been the best update in terms of lighting for this without having to DIY? i.e. better bulbs and so forth?
I am also considering taking the top off, seems pretty straight forward.
|07-25-2013 05:43 AM|
So there's no issue putting in the MR16's other than the fit being tight? I thought some people were doing an upgrade to some of the electronics to make these work. Just want to make sure it's safe. Also, would you say the ones you linked to push it into high light territory? I want to keep this tank low tech.
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