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icepotato89 10-21-2011 02:42 PM

3 Fluval Edge shop displays
 
We just got the new fluval edge 2 were i work. its got twice the volume as the old one with the same footprint which makes it a bit difficult to scape. it also has LED lights which seem a lot better than the halogens, but i still wouldn't say it's a high light tank.

i would have liked to create more height with the wood but i didn't have much time to play with hardscape. we just stocked up on goldvine so i used it here to hopefuly boost goldvine sales. i went through heaps of pieces trying to find ones that would fit into the hole at the top of the tank. a guy brought in some mystery moss into store the other day so i used that on the base of the wood and on some rocks around the front. the plants behind the moss are crypt sp, in the middle behind the wood is crypt retrospiralis and a species of dwarf val.

2 small bits of goldvine
http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/v...9/IMG_1059.jpg

planted
http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/v...9/DSCN3236.jpg

filled
http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/v...9/DSCN3239.jpg

the next day
http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/v...9/IMG_1067.jpg

Storm 10-21-2011 03:23 PM

Looks nice! My first-gen Edge is such a nightmare to scape that I'm going to avoid this one...

diwu13 10-21-2011 04:14 PM

If you're willing to go through EVEN more trouble you could fit in multiple pieces of wood and then zip tie them inside the tank. But what you did with those two pieces looks really good. It immediately brings the attention towards the center of the tank!

raven_wilde 10-21-2011 04:24 PM

Looks great! You're seriously tempting me :D

Since you have access to the new models... and the old one as well I presume, can you do me a favor and snag some measurements for me next time you have one apart?

Specifically, I'd like to know if the two screw holes on the legs of the light fixture that attach to the rear upright filter housing are the same distance apart on the new model as they are on the old one... also, are they the same distance apart on both sizes of the new model (the 6 gal and the 10gal)?

You see, Hagen has promised us that the new LED lightbar will be available eventually as a replacement part and I'd like to be able to buy it for use on my old model Edge. Before I decide what to order, I'd like to know if both LED lightbars (the one for the 10gal and the one for the 6gal) are the same size, thus enabling the installation of the higher output LED from the 10 gal onto my old model 6 gal.

Does this make sense? If you can do this that would be amazing!

sus4ntoh 10-22-2011 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Storm (Post 1561276)
Looks nice! My first-gen Edge is such a nightmare to scape that I'm going to avoid this one...

Lol that is exactly my thought. I still have mine though. In a year and half, I broke it down 3 times and about to do my fourth. Maybe not... It is a pain to maintain it.

bsquizzato 10-24-2011 05:43 PM

From your pictures it looks like the light spread is pretty good w/ the LED bar in the 12 gal... Have you set up the 6 gal LED in your shop yet, how's the spread on that?

Newman 10-24-2011 05:46 PM

that looks amazing, but what about the 6 gal edge on the right of this tank? i see a small portion of it and am really liking what i think is a really perfect scape for the edge. can we please get an FTS pic of that one too? thanks!

icepotato89 10-25-2011 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bsquizzato (Post 1565159)
From your pictures it looks like the light spread is pretty good w/ the LED bar in the 12 gal... Have you set up the 6 gal LED in your shop yet, how's the spread on that?

i haven't setup the new 23L coz we already have 2 of the old ones on display.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Newman (Post 1565164)
that looks amazing, but what about the 6 gal edge on the right of this tank? i see a small portion of it and am really liking what i think is a really perfect scape for the edge. can we please get an FTS pic of that one too? thanks!

this one was setup by the boss:
http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/v...9/DSCN3135.jpg

Po0gs 10-26-2011 12:03 AM

Both are awesome scapes for these tanks! Thanks for sharing

Newman 10-26-2011 02:34 AM

yep, that does look very good. not exactly the way i expected it to be, but still nice! i gives me a nice idea about how to scape a FW edge if i ever get one =)

icepotato89 12-17-2011 07:17 AM

the boss sold off these two tanks. i was really sad to see the tall one go because the moss was just starting to look really good. oh well...

the up side is i get to set up 2 more edges. we're still waiting for the shipment of the 46L ones so i set up the 23L edge today. it has white silica sand, malaysian driftwood and lots of anubias nana. fish are whitefin tetras.

http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/v...9/DSCN3473.jpg

colinlp 12-17-2011 02:36 PM

Very nice indeed! You must be well chuffed with that

sockfish 12-17-2011 08:35 PM

These are all just great. I do love these tanks! Thanks for the pix.

sox

tritan 12-17-2011 08:50 PM

I am looking for a nano tank for shrimp , plants and small fish. for the house. Is this fluval edge system hard to maintain? I have been in fish tanks for years and no the demands of a planted tank but wondering if the total sealed top creates issues over going with a rimless tank which i hear people state evaporate to fast and leave marks ? Thoughts? I have also looked at the ecoxotic desktop tank.
http://www.ecoxotic.com/media/catalo...aty-master.jpg

prototyp3 12-17-2011 08:53 PM

Love the new setup, good job.
Something about anubias scapes are very appealing. The low to no maintenance thing probably helps.


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