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supermoto 10-26-2012 04:19 AM

Topless edge dwarf puffer tank
 
Just started setting up this new tank. Couldn't help myself on a great deal on a used edge. Decided to set it up for a pea puffer. Still cycling. Just built a simple light fixture for two GU10 LEDs. Pretty excited about this little tank. Plans for plants are to keep it simple, just java ferns, moss and such.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/26/dy7uvevy.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/26/e2uzysyh.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/26/4ynejene.jpg

View of it and my 25 gallon cube from the kitchen.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/26/evemy7yz.jpg

View of both from the living room
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/26/ejubazys.jpg

And my 25g hightech cube
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/26/ja3une8a.jpg

Thanks for looking!

RWaters 10-26-2012 04:27 AM

Cool! I don't think I've seen a topless Edge before. It looks great. And I have to say that your 25 gallon high-tech cube both intrigues and frightens me. That must be some sturdy shelf bracket!

supermoto 10-26-2012 04:30 AM

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Originally Posted by RWaters (Post 2057147)
Cool! I don't think I've seen a topless Edge before. It looks great. And I have to say that your 25 gallon high-tech cube both intrigues and frightens me. That must be some sturdy shelf bracket!

Ha thanks, each bracket is rated at 500lbs so it good for 1000lbs total. Held into the studs with 4 3/8"s lags per side. It's stronger than most stands ha

robbowal 10-26-2012 04:33 AM

Very cool 25G i just hope it is well secured to the wall.
The topless edge is a great use for a very difficult tank to scape (much better like this)

Elppan 10-26-2012 04:41 AM

I like it :)
Have you had a pea puffer before? Ive had one for 2 weeks and I adore her! Even if she does seem to ignore the bazillion snails I toss at her *rolls eyes*
They love to explore, so little caves, lots of plants, stuff like that is great for them.

supermoto 10-26-2012 04:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Elppan (Post 2057157)
I like it :)
Have you had a pea puffer before? Ive had one for 2 weeks and I adore her! Even if she does seem to ignore the bazillion snails I toss at her *rolls eyes*
They love to explore, so little caves, lots of plants, stuff like that is great for them.

Yeah I had one years ago and it was one of my favorite fish.

Better pic of the hard scape right now, might add some wood in the left island

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/26/enenygup.jpg

arsNatura 10-26-2012 05:26 AM

Nice scape! I am planning a dwarf puffer tank though it is a ways off from even starting! :P Will keep peeking at your thread!

andrewss 10-26-2012 07:29 AM

looking good... like the scape, reminds me a lil bit of a rock garden :D

R.sok 10-26-2012 07:48 AM

I like it. & It's nice to see another pea puffer owner. I Have three & They certainly like to explore there surroundings

Elppan 10-26-2012 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by supermoto (Post 2057158)
Yeah I had one years ago and it was one of my favorite fish.

Better pic of the hard scape right now, might add some wood in the left island

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/26/enenygup.jpg

Yay! My little puffy very quickly became my favorite fish lol.
Maybe find a cook piece of wood to make an archway? That would look neat.

somewhatshocked 10-26-2012 01:41 PM

Great tank.

I think you just gave a ton of people ideas for what to do with their old Fluval Edge equipment.

gnod 10-26-2012 01:48 PM

agreed, very clean.
how'd you take the top off? i'm assuming you just took a razor and cut through the silicone on top?

Silmarwen 10-26-2012 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by supermoto (Post 2057149)
Ha thanks, each bracket is rated at 500lbs so it good for 1000lbs total. Held into the studs with 4 3/8"s lags per side. It's stronger than most stands ha

Brilliant use of space; I LOVE it.

As for the actual topic of the post, I do love the scape you have! I'd only express concern like some of the others about places for the little guy to explore :)

supermoto 10-26-2012 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by gnod (Post 2057381)
agreed, very clean.
how'd you take the top off? i'm assuming you just took a razor and cut through the silicone on top?

I started off using a razor blade and found it near impossible. Then I took some fishing line and started in a corner with a sawing motion. Worked so well had it off in less than a minute

supermoto 10-26-2012 08:18 PM

anyone know where i can get some Anubius Nana with out paying a ton for shipping?


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