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Old 01-25-2013, 05:27 AM   #46
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I love and hate this tank. Its a fantastic display tank until you decide you want to change things up and it becomes impossible to maintain because of the small opening. Be careful if you are keeping shrimp, if you only run the filter and not add additional o2, it may not be enough oxygen for them. I noticed that my cardinals did better when the water level was about an inch lower and there was some surface agitation from the filter which added oxygen to the tank.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:33 AM   #47
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Not to put you down, but that would ruin part of the anesthetic appeal of the tank. With decent plant growth, I think the shrimp should be fine since cardinals (you are talking about the shrimp right?) are a whole lot pickier than crs.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:50 AM   #48
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no worries, just giving some insight on when I had the tank. We're all here to provide a little input collectively. and I agree that it is not as pleasing to lower the water level but thats part of the reason why I no longer have the tank. =)
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:18 AM   #49
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Okay guys and gals, I was able to get 3 4x5 mats of HC for free. But they are not in the best shape. My question is how can I nurse these mats back to health? Right now they are in my 40B with the C02 pumped up.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:42 AM   #50
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I transfered my livestock to the 5.5, so that I can work on the 40B. I was looking over my Co2 system and the Co2 line has turned white, but only the section that is in the water. any ideas?
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:39 AM   #51
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:10 AM   #52
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I popped the top!
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:13 AM   #53
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pictures?
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:12 PM   #54
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I have a edge, one of thoe old ones though and I converted to the plug in LED bulb. But even with the old halogen you can grow a good number of things directly below the light. Don't know if you like that aquascape look but your most demanding plant should be centered around the opening. I have Java fern and anubius petite on a rock in the center and its going great, around the tank randomly I have crypt Wendii and a Marimo ball. So I second the notion that the light isn't that great but you can do low light stuff with it and unless it is directly under the beam anything harder then low light will eventually die.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:20 AM   #55
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Okay guls and gals, I have those pic's for ya. I've already had to trim the watersprite 3 times from the growth this plant puts off.







Here's the temporary 5.5 gal



and for those that want to see the zebra pleco L046, here ya go...

just the tip!

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Old 03-15-2013, 07:10 AM   #56
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Hi fellow Fluval Edge owner! That water sprite is a beasty plant, I had to remove mine from my Edge. When you trim it, the damn thing grows more. You ever think of adding more plants? Tank looks bare.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:57 PM   #57
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Yea x2 on the Water Sprite being too much for me, but good luck!

And idk, I don't think its too bare. Stuff will still grow in and I like open spaces in small tanks, personally.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:26 PM   #58
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Hi fellow Fluval Edge owner! That water sprite is a beasty plant, I had to remove mine from my Edge. When you trim it, the damn thing grows more. You ever think of adding more plants? Tank looks bare.
I keep it pretty trimmed, now that I popped the top it's easier to trim. I will be adding a few more plants, I'm just waiting for the warmer weather.

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Yea x2 on the Water Sprite being too much for me, but good luck!

And idk, I don't think its too bare. Stuff will still grow in and I like open spaces in small tanks, personally.
I will need a few open spaces for the CRS that will be going in there this spring.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:45 PM   #59
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Nice, cool thing about water sprite is how fast it recovers from trimming. Ever thought of doing maybe Co2?
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:34 AM   #60
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Nice pleco
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