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Old 02-08-2013, 11:47 PM   #1801
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Led's are fairly directional and I dont think much of the beam hits the sides.. you have a some minor refraction but i dont think it would be a noticeable différence
Thanks for that. I will forego the reflective shelf paper.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:55 PM   #1802
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I just tried real quickly with some tinfoil. No difference.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:46 PM   #1803
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^ ahahah me too.

It's not the lights, it's that Hood that blocks the spread. I find that a simple desktop lamp with a 6500 k light will help with the spread. I got a 23 watt but I inject a ton of Co2 and ferts.

Recent shots, all on Seachem Flourite Black. I dislike the dirt balls of ADA AquaSoil, it does grow plants well though.


Im just setting up my Fluval 6gal with the new leds and have been trying to figure out what co2 to use. What do you have there. I was thinking about getting the Fluval Mini Pressurized 20g-CO2 Kit. However i like the ceramic diffuser of same brand and this little glass one http://www.amazon.com/Nano-Carbon-Di...s=co2+diffuser so can someone point me in the right direction
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:27 PM   #1804
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Was thinking of getting the 6 gallon Edge, and just planting it all crypts tank with some driftwood, and cherry shrimp. Not sure though.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:06 PM   #1805
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:50 PM   #1806
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Wow, shift! That is beautiful.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:25 PM   #1807
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I have a 6 gal edge with the LED lights in it i was just wondering what kind of CO2 setup you have or what i should use. I was debating the Fluval pressurized system but i notice most people have a little glass diffuser but what set up is that attached too. HELP
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:35 AM   #1808
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Hi,

I bought a 6G edge when they first came out with the stock LED's but have been busy with work and never had the time to set it up. Well, I'm back at it now and am compiling all the supplies I need. I had read all of this thread around the time of purchase, but's it looks to have grown about twice the size it was at the time, and it was huge then.

Anyway, I was going to do the Walstad Method at the time, but now, I'm going to start it pretty simply using Fluval Stratum and dosing flourish and excel.

I'm putting an order together and I have the 15w flat hydor heater AND the 25W Visi-Therm heater in my e-cart. Can you help me decide which I should buy and why? I want to hide the heater, ideally, but more importantly, I want it to do the job correctly as well. If there are other suggestions, I'm all ears.

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Old 02-12-2013, 04:42 AM   #1809
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Shift! That is a fine looking moss tree, I can't believe you went all dirt on us. Did you see a spike in your water yet? If you get a Co2 system, you can grow a lust carpet and it will look great, maybe some DHG.

Hey Ryan, I got the 25 w Hydor with the orange/red led that lights up in both my tank. It is adjustable and I think the LEDs flicker effect looks great in it. It's small too, comparable to the intake of the AC20.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:19 AM   #1810
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Hey Ryan, I got the 25 w Hydor with the orange/red led that lights up in both my tank. It is adjustable and I think the LEDs flicker effect looks great in it. It's small too, comparable to the intake of the AC20.
This badboy?
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Is it small enough to put in the HOB?
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:40 AM   #1811
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Nice, it actually went down in price. But yeah, that the one. It's the LED flicker effect that I love so much. You can't put in the HOB but it looks great at the side near the AC20 in take.

I notice that the temperate doesn't really go up and down much, little heat is lost in the Edge. You only got a small portion of water that is expose to the surface. At least that true for my 6 gallon.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:44 AM   #1812
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Wow, shift! That is beautiful.
Thank you! I just redid it the other day!
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:47 AM   #1813
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I have a 50w heater in mine!

Haha yes I made the dirt plunge. I wanted to change my subtrate to black so what the heck. I did mgopm capped with Eco-complete. Now co2. Low tech for now. Although I would love a carpet. I just broke up the mini leafy one for now
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:45 AM   #1814
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I should receive all my ordered goods tomorrow, so hopefully I can begin my cycle. I've set my edge up that's been sitting for well over a year. I'm at pg 106 of this thread, and have been VERY interested in the lighting topic. My 21 LED stock strip isn't wowing me at the moment. I'm not planing on high tech, and won't be dosing CO2, but will be dosing flourish and excel, if required. I'm not planning much more than several anubias, java's, and perhaps crypts.

My wife had bought 2 single LED desktop lamps that aren't used, so I set them up to see what they would do for me. Quite a difference, but the spectrums don't remotely match. I have 7600k on the Fluval light, and 2700k on the lamps. Is this an issue for plant growth? Is there any way I could swap out the single LED's for a higher temp bulb?

I'm going to keep reading through the pages and hopefully somebody has solved this dilemma, but I'm not holding my breath. I see the 42 LED bar is available as replacement, but I gather it's not going to be that different for spread.

Also, what are your thoughts on my scape idea? I'd like to have some substrate contours, not just flat, so each element pops a bit more on the vertical axis. I think the driftwood should be center-stage, but I'm not convinced.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:10 PM   #1815
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Just an update on my 14 month old tank. Lots of plants and fish/shrimps. About 30 in total. Everything very stable. Only made minor mods to my tank from the start.
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