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Old 01-14-2015, 05:10 PM   #1
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[First timer] Fluval Edge! Seeking Advice


Hey guys!

I just recently purchased a Fluval Edge and wanted to take a stab at aquascaping. Been looking for a new hobby and I think this kind of thing is fricken cool!

So what I bought is

Gear:
Fluval Edge (http://goo.gl/gAWUlU)
Eco-Complete Substrate
100w Heater
CO2 Booster ( http://goo.gl/5kGFSu )

Plants:
Java Moss
Java Fern
Starugene
Cambomba
Pygmy Chain Sword







I was wondering if I could get some tips on my tank. Do I need a new light fixture or is the stock 21 LED in the Fluval Edge good enough? Will the plants I have carpet under these conditions?

Also note I do not have a co2 canister I am just putting in the liquid booster.

Also, I was wondering how I did on my planting job. Any feed back is welcome!

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Old 01-14-2015, 08:09 PM   #2
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Where did the bubbles come from? Is the AC20 HOB constantly adding more (turn it down a bit?) or were they just left over from a vigorous filling process?

If the latter, they'll likely clear up on their own, or just use a magnetic scraper thingie (you have one, right?) to wipe them away.

Edit: Yes, I see you have the magnetic wiper. Just use that (you're going to be using it a LOT with an Edge) to wipe away the bubbles.

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Old 01-14-2015, 08:22 PM   #3
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those bubbles happen to me all the time when refilling after a WC. Its comes from water coming out of (in my case) sink. Air/water mix ratio type deal.

They go away or like said above just wipe them away.
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those bubbles happen to me all the time when refilling after a WC. Its comes from water coming out of (in my case) sink. Air/water mix ratio type deal.

They go away or like said above just wipe them away.
Alright, thanks.

And yea I just filled my tank a day ago.


What about the planting job? This is my first time doing this sort of thing. Do you think they will spread under the stock fluval edge lighting?
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The Edge's stock lights aren't great, but they're fine for low light plants, definitely. Your Java fern and moss will do well under them. Slow growers, though.

I can't recall the requirements for the other plants. Generally, though, low tech tanks don't produce especially fast-spreading plants.
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Old 01-16-2015, 02:40 AM   #6
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The Edge's stock lights aren't great, but they're fine for low light plants, definitely. Your Java fern and moss will do well under them. Slow growers, though.

I can't recall the requirements for the other plants. Generally, though, low tech tanks don't produce especially fast-spreading plants.
Would it be possible to grow HC under my conditions?
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Old 01-16-2015, 04:20 AM   #7
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Would it be possible to grow HC under my conditions?
Dwarf Baby Tears generally require a high tech tank with medium to high light and pressurized CO2.
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