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Old 07-23-2012, 02:43 AM   #1
BrandonjBlair
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Lighting question!


So i own a fluval edge 7 gallon(?), i was wondering if the stock LED's are strong enough for a planted tank? I don't have co2, but i have ferts/substrate.

I hear about being adding on to the mini hood it has, any one no what lighting they use to mod the hood?

thanks!
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:58 AM   #2
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This is actually a pretty fun and relatively easy project to upgrade the lights, tons of great ideas and projects out there.

Http://bit.ly/MVbLhF


IMHO without CO2 it would be a bear to get anything but general low light plants going in this tank with the mods, but to be honest, I didn't read all those links.

When you do decide to upgrade, show us a tank journal of what you're up to!
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:47 AM   #3
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I'm also thinking about getting one of these tanks. LFS has the thing on sale for $90!

There's a bunch of great videos of these things on youtube for more inspiration.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=fluval+edge
http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...luval+edge+mod

As well as this great Aquascaping tutorial by George Farmer from UKAPS using a Fluval Edge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5iih2t_5EE
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:07 AM   #4
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Checkout this mod post. Fits in the stock housing using an $10 light from Walmart.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...8&postcount=36
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