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Old 11-03-2009, 07:05 PM   #1
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I thought I would start this thread in order to share information, ideas and pictures that pertain specifically to the "FLUVAL EDGE" such as lighting, heating, filtration, stocking, etc.

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- Inspired by architectural styling, the EDGE aquarium, a 23 L (6 US Gal), 6 sided closed top glass aquarium, 3 dimensional water cube provides a unique visual effect capturing emotion and serenity within a contemporary setting.
- Provides high definition viewing from every angle
- Sealed glass top provides high definition viewing and reduces evaporation for less maintenance.
- Retractable halogen lighting system, suitable for aquatic plants and casts a unique shimmering effect.
- Removable cover for easy aquarium and filter access
- Overhead ventilation grill dissipates lamp heat and avoids moisture
- Powerful easy to use EDGE filter with 3 stage filtration to ensure clear water and a healthy environment.
- Overall dimensions: 36.5cm H x 43cm W x 35cm D
- Tank Dimensions: 22.4cm H x 43cm W x 26cm D
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:35 PM   #2
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I'd consider getting one of these provided that the lights are powerful enough to sustain plant life.
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:40 PM   #3
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My LED's finally came in yesterday! We'll see if they are enough to keep my Java fern, anubias, and Java moss alive! Here is a comparison between the stock and LED lights. I bought a wallmart aquarium 10w light that I'm going to use with the LED's. I'll post pictures of it tonight when I get it all hooked up.

Here is a LED vs Stock comparison.

(my moss just came in so it has a little brown still.....and my tank is a little cloudy from rescaping last night)
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:11 AM   #4
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My LED's finally came in yesterday! We'll see if they are enough to keep my Java fern, anubias, and Java moss alive! Here is a comparison between the stock and LED lights. I bought a wallmart aquarium 10w light that I'm going to use with the LED's. I'll post pictures of it tonight when I get it all hooked up.

Here is a LED vs Stock comparison.

(my moss just came in so it has a little brown still.....and my tank is a little cloudy from rescaping last night)
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How are the plants looking with the new LED bulbs?
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:22 AM   #5
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How are the plants looking with the new LED bulbs?
With the 10w bulb I added with the LED's they are looking great! The Java fern is doing well with lots of little plants growing on the leaves. My anubias is growing a new leaf every two weeks or so, and the unknown plants planted in the gravel are getting tall quick. The java moss I have on the slate is still a little bit brown from being shipped but getting better over time. I'm thinking that I planted it too thick on the slate?

A few pages back there is a picture of the 10w CFL I added.
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:30 PM   #6
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A few of my upgrades thus far...

LED replacement lights...


Upgraded canister filter, squeezes into the filter housing...
ZooMed 501 filter...


heater...hydor mini submersible...which fits right inside the supplied HOB filter...I should also mention, I'm using the 15W version rated for 5-10G. tanks, It looks the same but is slightly larger than the 7.5W 2-5G. version...


Also running a 10pound high pressure CO2 system with a glass diffuser...

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A few of my upgrades thus far...

LED replacement lights...


Upgraded canister filter, squeezes into the filter housing...
ZooMed 501 filter...


heater...hydor mini submersible...which fits right inside the supplied HOB filter...


Also running a 10pound high pressure CO2 system with a glass diffuser...
I picked up one of these Edge tanks for my daughter. I've upgraded it with the LED lights you posted. I still need to get a heater. Will the hydor mini heater maintain a decent temperature in these tanks? And did you have to remove the media to fit it in the filter?

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Old 11-20-2009, 10:06 PM   #8
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I picked up one of these Edge tanks for my daughter. I've upgraded it with the LED lights you posted. I still need to get a heater. Will the hydor mini heater maintain a decent temperature in these tanks? And did you have to remove the media to fit it in the filter?

Thanks
The Hydor heater fits into the supplied filter by just slidding it down the backside behind the media, it's a tight fit and I found it easiest to push the heater and the media basket in at the same time...I keep my home rather cool about 64*F and the hydor heater keeps the tank in between 75-79*F.

I should also mention, I just noticed that the picture of the "HYDOR HEATER" is not the right one...I'm using the 15W version rated for 5-10G. tanks, It looks the same but is slightly larger than the 7.5W 2-5G. version...pictured below.


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Old 11-26-2009, 02:45 PM   #9
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A few of my upgrades thus far...

LED replacement lights...


Upgraded canister filter, squeezes into the filter housing...
ZooMed 501 filter...


heater...hydor mini submersible...which fits right inside the supplied HOB filter...I should also mention, I'm using the 15W version rated for 5-10G. tanks, It looks the same but is slightly larger than the 7.5W 2-5G. version...


Also running a 10pound high pressure CO2 system with a glass diffuser...
Would you mind posting a pic of how you fit the Zoo Med 501 into the back housing? I am setting up my son's Edge and picked up the Zoo Med but can't quite fit it in the back...do you insert it from the bottom?

Thanks in advance...and here are pre-setup pics of our tank...figure people may be interested in seeing the orange color (which is alot nice than you'd think).

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Old 11-27-2009, 03:04 PM   #11
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I'm falling in love with this tanks !!

here's a question about lighting, you replaced them with some LED lights, does this one sounds better or not?
http://ledwaves.com./Illum-MR-11-LED...D-p-19620.html
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I'm falling in love with this tanks !!

here's a question about lighting, you replaced them with some LED lights, does this one sounds better or not?
http://ledwaves.com./Illum-MR-11-LED...D-p-19620.html
I had originally placed an order with ledwaves and after waiting two weeks I still hadn't received the lights! Turns out they were on back order so I canceled my order and got some off e-bay instead. They probably aren't as bright as those but they were half the price and work really well. I'm sure they're back in stock now but I'd give them a call first to make sure so you're not waiting forever without any notification.
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:41 PM   #13
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I'm falling in love with this tanks !!

here's a question about lighting, you replaced them with some LED lights, does this one sounds better or not?
I was looking at these as well, someone on a reef forum is using them with the Edge. They seem comparable to the ones dkbmxr is using except have less lumens (100lum / 2watt bulb) then his bulbs (160lum/2w). I'm going with more lumens... I just got my Edge today as well!!!
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Thanks in advance...and here are pre-setup pics of our tank...figure people may be interested in seeing the orange color (which is alot nice than you'd think).

Did you buy that stand and if so where?
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Did you buy that stand and if so where?
Its a "Pawn Stool" made by Gus. Note that its the height of a stool, not the height of a normal aquarium stand; I got it b/c its my toddler's tank and I wanted it toddler height.
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