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Old 07-10-2012, 03:27 PM   #1
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Fluval Edge 5g Topless Journal x2


So I will start a journal on my topless Fluval Edge. I got advice from a lot of members here and just want to say thank you all for the help. Finally have a chance to re do my tank last night. I like how it look now.


Tank: Topless Fluval Edge 5g
Light: Finnex 26 watts
Substrate: Petco Sand
Shrimps: BTOE, Blue Rillis
Plants: Just moss



Update 8/2/2012

So I tried to find another Fluval Edge tank only. Finally got a member that can give me for free but it was crack during the shipping. I decided to get one from local shop for $45. So here it is the process to take off the top.


The yellow one is a blade from amazon. It is super duper good for removing silicon.




Little rusted but still good





You basically just stick it in and slide it. Simple right? LOL I am a master now after my first been taken off.



Ta da~~~ Off it goes







I also did a DIY UGF for this tank. I got this idea from Tom. I like the UGF with air pump. Is it better? IMO yes. I don't like to attach my filter to the UGF. I think the water column need some filtration too. LOL just me.


just some small PVC, elbow, and cap. You can choose whatever size you want. I pick the 1/2"



Drill some holes to the PVC, I did a left and right side and top. I drill as many holes as I want.



What else do you need? I came up with this idea. I want to make the bubble small. I want some air stone in there. I got some Lee's Discard a stone. Lets try it!



It fits!!!



Cut the air stone to make it fit to the tube



Align it with the clear tube(whatever you call it). Use a hammer and make it go in all the way.




Put it all together and here you go




I use some tank safe silicon to keep it down. Since I am so pro at removing silicon now, I am not worry to remove it in the future. LOL
Make sure your tank is dry when you put down the silicon. It didnt work that well first time I did it when the tank is wet.

Here is the complete view.



I got this UGF in my Fluval EBI and it is running so nicely! I LOVE IT

Need to wait for a day before I lay a layer of matrix!
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:27 PM   #2
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Is that a Red Wine shrimp in there?
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:33 PM   #3
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It is, good eye! LOL but not there anymore.
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:53 PM   #4
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after picture doesnt show up? (tried clicking on it) but love the topless edge
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:11 PM   #5
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after picture doesnt show up? (tried clicking on it) but love the topless edge
So weird that it doesn't work. Fixed!
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:54 AM   #6
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Update

Removed the tree. Very ignoring when moving things around in the tank. Move the BTOE and Rillis back in the tank. Hope they are happy with their new home.

Parameter
pH: 6.6
gH: 7
TDS: 175
Ammonia, Nitrate, Nitrite: 0

Light is off now. So they don't stress out.
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:35 AM   #7
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The wood threw it off for me I look forward to some growth I'll add that I liked the before also
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:57 AM   #8
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How do you like the tank without the top? I've been debating on removing the top on my edge as well given how annoying it is to scape and net fish. It seems this tank is only good as a shrimp tank. Kind of regreting dishing out so much money but I can't lie when it looks good, it looks good.
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The wood threw it off for me I look forward to some growth I'll add that I liked the before also
The wood had been removed. All my tank are mainly for shrimp. The wood prevent me from doing a lot of things there. LOL

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How do you like the tank without the top? I've been debating on removing the top on my edge as well given how annoying it is to scape and net fish. It seems this tank is only good as a shrimp tank. Kind of regreting dishing out so much money but I can't lie when it looks good, it looks good.

LOVE it without the top. It is very ignoring when you want to do something to the tank and you can do much with the hole that it provide. I took off the top with all the plants and shrimp in the tank. LOL it took a while but I think worth all the time I spend on it. I agree that getting a different tank will be a lot better, but since I spend the money already and it is not worth to sell it, I will just make it a tank I like.
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Update

Turn on the light this morning and didn't see any deaths. The shrimps were shock when I turn on the light. I think they are not use to the white sand and they had been in the dark for more than 24 hours. It will take a while for them to adjust to the light. Didn't check the parameter and will do it tonight.

Order a pH pen not sure if it will work good.
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Update

Got another Fluval Edge tank from LFS. Somehow they have a display that they want to get rid off and I just want the tank. Offered $45 and here is my tank. Took off the top and setup the my DIY UGF base on Tom's
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:50 PM   #12
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good looking tank.
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good looking tank.
Thank you! LOL
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Nice idea with the UGF.

Btw, love your new avatar. Gomu Gomu no Pistol~
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Love one piece!!!
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