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Old 04-01-2013, 06:06 PM   #1846
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Thanks! So far, the JB has held up well, but I am careful when handling it, so I can't testify to how much strength it actually has. It seems very sturdy though.

I had planned on just using the L channel alone, but then I didn't like that the light strip was going to be so recessed from the glass, and the forward projection of the light was going to be limited by the front face of the L channel.

The square channel was just the right size to bring the light strip almost perfectly flush with the bottom edge of the L channel, which would allow for the best light spread. Plus, the square channel also acts as a heatsink, which I thought would minimize the any chance of heat related paint bubbling, etc.

I don't have a way to measure the difference of light output over the stock lighting, but it's HUGE. I would safely say at LEAST 4-5x brighter with better coverage.

The only thing I would do differently, is to build a wider U, as I like the coverage much better with it pulled out 1.5". If I built it 1.5" out from the sides too, that would have been best.
Thanks, I'm building a new light mod with a 3/4" deep by 1.5" wide C-channel, painted back with Krylon. So I guess I'll eventually see whether it causes any paint bubbling with heat issues...
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:57 PM   #1847
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are these high clarity glass tanks? low iron?
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:38 PM   #1848
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are these high clarity glass tanks? low iron?
I don't believe so. I can definitely see a blue-green tint in the glass of my edge, and you can see it in a fair number of the photos in this thread.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:10 AM   #1849
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no they arent high clarity glass.
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:39 AM   #1850
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They're small tanks though, thus the glass is thin enough that the blue-green tint is nevertheless rather negligible.
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:26 AM   #1851
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Hello edge lovers, i proudly present my 46lt Fluval Edge, hope u like it

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Old 06-03-2013, 11:23 AM   #1852
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Just planted my first tank this week.



I've got the 42 LED bar coming in the mail, and I'm boosting with liquid co2, but am I going to need a pressurized setup to get the grass to carpet?
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:33 AM   #1853
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Default $100 Fluval Edge 6 gallon package with Filter,Lights,Plants,Driftwood,Endlers

Hey guys,

A friend of mine is quitting the hobby and is trying to sell his 6 gallon edge along with all his components like the Aquaclear 20 filter, LED lights, Black Bar Endler colony, and plants which include java moss, ferns, amazon swords, anubias

ALL FOR 100$

There is algae in the tank, but all of this for $100 is quite the bargain..

He's from Southern California, specifically the Fullerton area, so pickup can be done if you're in the area! Contact jonathan.s.pae@gmail.com for details and pictures!

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Old 06-17-2013, 09:14 AM   #1854
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My first tank. I was really inspired by all the people on this forum. Just planted it a few days ago, and hopefully the plants will fill in well.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:21 PM   #1855
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Has anyone drilled holes in their 6g Edge? I have an old Edge tank that I want to convert to a nano-reef and want to drill 3 holes for a sump as well as take the top off.
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:36 PM   #1856
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Has anyone drilled holes in their 6g Edge? I have an old Edge tank that I want to convert to a nano-reef and want to drill 3 holes for a sump as well as take the top off.
You could take the top off with a razor blade

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Old 06-23-2013, 09:23 PM   #1857
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Default My new fluval edge!

Hi Folks
Having had my eye on the Fluval Edge for some time, done copious amounts of research and read this entire thread! I finally purchased a 46 litre and have it set up! Had it running a week and a half before adding 3 crystal red shrimp...they've been in a week now and seem to be doing well. Will stick with stock lighting (LED kind) and have a mix of fake and real plants...have selected low light plants (currently have the lights on for 10 hours a day) Will I need an algae eater in this tank do you think? Have had larger tanks before and plecs did the job then, but now sure if I should get something smaller for this one?...came with an anti algae sachet...have not put this in as yet...any thoughts?
will try and add pics!
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:54 PM   #1858
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You could take the top off with a razor blade

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I find a hammer to be quite faster.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:09 AM   #1859
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I find a hammer to be quite faster.
Or that!

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Old 06-24-2013, 08:11 AM   #1860
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Anyone want to trade some plants for my 21 led fluval edge light? I went topless this past week and have no need for the light anymore. Let me know what you have to trade.
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