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Old 11-03-2009, 07:05 PM   #1
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The official EDGE thread


I thought I would start this thread in order to share information, ideas and pictures that pertain specifically to the "FLUVAL EDGE" such as lighting, heating, filtration, stocking, etc.

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- Inspired by architectural styling, the EDGE aquarium, a 23 L (6 US Gal), 6 sided closed top glass aquarium, 3 dimensional water cube provides a unique visual effect capturing emotion and serenity within a contemporary setting.
- Provides high definition viewing from every angle
- Sealed glass top provides high definition viewing and reduces evaporation for less maintenance.
- Retractable halogen lighting system, suitable for aquatic plants and casts a unique shimmering effect.
- Removable cover for easy aquarium and filter access
- Overhead ventilation grill dissipates lamp heat and avoids moisture
- Powerful easy to use EDGE filter with 3 stage filtration to ensure clear water and a healthy environment.
- Overall dimensions: 36.5cm H x 43cm W x 35cm D
- Tank Dimensions: 22.4cm H x 43cm W x 26cm D
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:35 PM   #2
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I'd consider getting one of these provided that the lights are powerful enough to sustain plant life.
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:40 PM   #3
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My LED's finally came in yesterday! We'll see if they are enough to keep my Java fern, anubias, and Java moss alive! Here is a comparison between the stock and LED lights. I bought a wallmart aquarium 10w light that I'm going to use with the LED's. I'll post pictures of it tonight when I get it all hooked up.

Here is a LED vs Stock comparison.

(my moss just came in so it has a little brown still.....and my tank is a little cloudy from rescaping last night)
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:30 PM   #4
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A few of my upgrades thus far...

LED replacement lights...


Upgraded canister filter, squeezes into the filter housing...
ZooMed 501 filter...


heater...hydor mini submersible...which fits right inside the supplied HOB filter...I should also mention, I'm using the 15W version rated for 5-10G. tanks, It looks the same but is slightly larger than the 7.5W 2-5G. version...


Also running a 10pound high pressure CO2 system with a glass diffuser...

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Old 11-03-2009, 10:57 PM   #5
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I saw one of these at my LFS stocked with some Dario Dario aswell as some baby WCMM.
It looked verry nice, to bad about the pricetag.
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:03 PM   #6
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... to bad about the pricetag.

They're not cheap, I bought mine for about $190CAD when they first came out, then a week after they went on sale for $130...Needless to say I went back to the shop I bought mine from with receipt in hand, they had no issue with refunding the difference which made my day...I was even going to buy another at that price but they were sold out
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:16 PM   #7
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I've always wanted to get one of these to use as a shrimp tank, but i had always wondered how hard they are to maintain, how well the lights grow plants, what modifications can be made, etc. I will be following this thread closely!
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:38 PM   #8
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The Edge tank has me excited about getting back into the hobby. Really like the design, and putting it all together is going to be fun! Thx for info so far...already putting a tank list together.
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:05 AM   #9
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Can somebody identify the plants shown in the attachment for The Edge. I really like the simplicity and would like to replicate it. Thanks.
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Well, I finally got my lighting all figured out! I added a 10w Walmart aquarium bulb to my LED for some extra power for the plants. Man oh Man does the tank look awesome with the lights on now! We'll see how the plants do with the lighting I am running. Now it's time to start making the inside of the tank look cool! Thanks to everyone that helped with suggestions.

(I assure you that the tank looks waay better in person. The camera captured the lights a little bit weird!)
A few pictures of the setup:
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turned on underneath

and the FTS with all the lights on

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Old 11-04-2009, 02:57 AM   #11
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Very well done dkbmxr18, exactly what I needed, if you can just give me the link to the exact LEDS' and the exact fixture and bulb I will order them right now, Thanks!
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:09 AM   #12
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Very well done dkbmxr18, exactly what I needed, if you can just give me the link to the exact LEDS' and the exact fixture and bulb I will order them right now, Thanks!

I ordered these LED's from e-bay for $13 each you can find them by searching for "Brightest MR11 12 V 10 SMD LED White 160 Lumen Wide Ang":

Or you can get them from their website direct. www.ledwholesalers.com

For the 10w light I added today, I bought a base for a light bulb at home depot for $3. I cut the socket portion of an extension cord off and wired it to the bulb base. I got the bulb at walmart. http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=10448675

And then zip tied it all to to the stock light fixture as seen in the pictures above. I put some aluminum foil under half the cover so the light doesn't shine through the top. So I'm working with about 14watts of light total. I have both sets of lights timed to be on at the same time for 10hours a day. If I start getting algae growth then I'm going to cut back the 10w for a little bit halfway through the day.....etc. I'll keep everyone updated how it works.
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OK, thanks so much!
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OK, thanks so much!
No problem. Make sure you post some pictures!

Any of you have any suggestions for fertilizer for the plants I have?
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:48 AM   #15
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added a 10w Walmart aquarium bulb to my LED for some extra power for the plants.
I'm betting you can grow the plants you have with no problem !!! Great lighting solution to a really tight spot.

I have one 5-watt LED on my 2 gallon pico and the Anubias Nana Petite & Patamogeton gayi are both growing really well & the HC is even staying alive.

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