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Old 02-19-2013, 06:12 PM   #1816
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This is my tank first ever in my life I want to put something in the bottom right corner in the front any suggestions? I was thinking either a moss ball or some dwarf sag? Cant seem to make up my mind
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:23 AM   #1817
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These are my Fluvals...



All informations about my DIY projects you will find on my website... www.aquaristik.bplaced.com



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Old 02-21-2013, 10:32 PM   #1818
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Default New Setup

Already gonna change it. Trying to figure out what to do with it. Im not happy yet.
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:52 AM   #1819
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Wow that is an amazing work Mik! Are you using original light?
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:54 AM   #1820
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These are my Fluvals...



All informations about my DIY projects you will find on my website... www.aquaristik.bplaced.com



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WOW, I think we have the winner of best Edge.... throwing in the towel right now.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:32 AM   #1821
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Mik - your tank looks amazing!

I took some new shots of the tank after chaning it up.. so mind as well post the updates

So the 12G edge has been redone with about 2" of miracle grow organic potting soil caped with an inch or two of Eco-complete and a bunch more plants. Everything seems to be growing well. The inhabitants are still the 4 neons, 12 CPD's, 10 pumpkin shrimp (although i can only find 8...) and a nerite snail.

I'm much happier with the dark substrate!

12g tank


I'm really happy with how the tree is filling in.



Some CPD's



neons



Pumpkin Shrimp





The Apple/Nerite snail

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Old 02-23-2013, 03:49 AM   #1822
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These are my Fluvals...



All informations about my DIY projects you will find on my website... www.aquaristik.bplaced.com



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Wow man Where do you find a tree like that?!?!
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:54 AM   #1823
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I checked Mik's site, didn't list the fertilizer he was using. Hey Mik, would you mind telling us more details?

What do you dose and how much?
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:40 PM   #1824
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Mik, I love the "path" in your 6 gallon (and your 12 gallon's tree).

Edges to aspire to!

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Old 02-23-2013, 06:25 PM   #1825
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I do not use liquid fertilizer.

For a perfect balance in the aquarium, the following points are important:
(This is my experience!!)
  • lots of light! 6 gallon version klick 12 gallon version klick
  • CO2
  • many plants
  • > 10 snails (Clithon sp.)
  • low filtering (in filter just a sponge!)
  • > 50% water change (every 2 weeks)

The tree is made of "Fissidens fontanus".... klick

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Old 02-26-2013, 06:36 PM   #1826
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Talking New to Site! New to Plants! New to EDGE!

HEY ALL! I'm new to the forum, new to planted tanks, and new to the EDGE. I just picked up a used EDGE a couple weeks ago and have it set up as a dirted shrimp tank right now, and I am loving it!

Trying the Walstad (sp?) method a bit here with some organic Miracle Grow soil and black gravel on top. Water is still a bit brown due to the dirt. No CO2, don't really plan on using it at this point. I don't have a ton of plants in it yet either. Just a couple stems of bacopa and some hygro of some kind, I think sunset. They seem to be doing okay. The hygro is starting to turn a nice pinkish color since being put in the dirt. Will keep propagating the two plants and fill them in as they grow out. Would like to maybe add some baby tears eventually. It is a start. Current lighting is just the stock halogens but would like to upgrade to the LED's that are available now. Here's a pic. It's sitting on an end table by our South facing window and this pic is during the brighter afternoon hours. Let me know what you think.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:39 PM   #1827
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Well, I finally got my lighting all figured out! I added a 10w Walmart aquarium bulb to my LED for some extra power for the plants. Man oh Man does the tank look awesome with the lights on now! We'll see how the plants do with the lighting I am running. Now it's time to start making the inside of the tank look cool! Thanks to everyone that helped with suggestions.

(I assure you that the tank looks waay better in person. The camera captured the lights a little bit weird!)
A few pictures of the setup:
the fixture

turned on underneath

and the FTS with all the lights on

I know this was awhile ago, but I am loving this mod! Do you have any more info on the lamp base or how you wired it? Like what the base is made of, etc. I checked my small town hardware stores, and they have some bases that look like they could work. Most of them are porcelain, so don't know if that works and don't know about water proofing the wiring etc. Let me know if you can on any more of those details. You may have already mentioned it in another post but I haven't had the time to read through 120 pages. I have skimmed through this whole thread looking at pics and I must say, impressive stuff! Thanks!
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:48 PM   #1828
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Would something like this work for a Fluorescent bulb in the hood? Like adding a 10w Coralife or other small mini CF? A socket with a switch and power supply all already attached with no assembly acquired!


http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.US06LzBUU1I

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Old 02-28-2013, 11:27 PM   #1829
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So my Edge has the stock LED's with it. would this be sufficient. Im thinking i may have to change the substrate cause i was using the fluval but its impossible to plant things in there! Also can someone please tell me a good CO2 kit to use with this tank! PLEASE!
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:50 PM   #1830
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This was my weekend project. Did a little light mod to my EDGE. It is similar to other Fluorescent additions, such as what dkbmxr18 did. The bulb I bought from Walmart and was a cheap compact fluorescent by Aqua Clear? It was in the fish department. I used a weather proof light bulb base and attached it to an extension chord. I connected the stock light and the fluorescent both to a timer to run for about 10 hours a day. So far so good! I live in a fairly small town of about 13,000 people so most this stuff came from a farm and fleet store and Walmart. If I can do it, anyone can do this. Here is a link to a video I made to see how it all fit together. Should be pretty self explanatory.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F2l0...ature=youtu.be
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