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Old 11-18-2012, 04:41 AM   #1
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2nd build


I happened to come across a free fluval edge 6g tank. I was planning on just using it as grow out tank, but then I decided I'd rather have it just as a small desk tank. Sadly it was missing everything but the glass tank itself.



However, being the DIYer I am, I looked at it as an opportunity to build most of the tank myself with a new custom canopy, filter, etc... I'm thinking I might do another rock wall like I did on my 55 (picture below).



So, this time I'm going to keep a start to finish journal of it (hopefully, if time permits between college and my various jobs).

One question I did have for the forum is what are some stocking suggestions for a small tank like this? I know Bettas are good for this size tank, but I was wondering if anyone had any different suggestions.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:34 PM   #2
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So I drew up a rough idea of how I want it to go. Normally with custom backgrounds I go with the equipment chamber on the right side, but due to the small central opening on the Fluval edge, I had to make the chamber in the center. Since I'm building a custom canister filter with this one, I have a bit more room to play with as opposed to if I got a bulky hang on the back filter.



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Old 11-21-2012, 09:20 PM   #3
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Update, stated forming the base of the wall. Decided to include some planting boxes to allow for plants in areas besides just the substrate.



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