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Yesterday 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.
Yesterday 03:04 PM
vilenarios 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
Beardie http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...3&pcatid=24473

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
kman
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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.
01-26-2015 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.
01-26-2015 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.
01-26-2015 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!
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