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Old 01-25-2010, 01:14 AM   #181
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Those Lights make a huge difference. I think there will be many people following in your footsteps!
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:19 AM   #182
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What lights are you using under that custom hood?
Can we see some pictures of the custom hood? maybe under it Thanks
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:54 AM   #183
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yo this is awesome lol So do these LED lights make it possible/assist with plant growth??
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:17 PM   #184
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yo this is awesome lol So do these LED lights make it possible/assist with plant growth??
I would assume so. After getting back into the hobby after so many years i am not exactly sure how well LED's work in comparison to Standard fluorescent. But the picture i posted doesn't even do the lights complete justice on how well they light up the sides of the tank.

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Old 01-25-2010, 07:12 PM   #185
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Can we see some pictures of the custom hood? maybe under it Thanks
sure no problem,

This is how it looked before it was fully painted


Before i glued the Top which i regret, wished i couldve came up with the idea to make it into a close/open hood :P

under hood


still not done with it yet, planning on adding fans to keep the water cool sine here in az makes it impossible to keep CRS and also a way to hide those cables
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Old 01-26-2010, 01:19 AM   #186
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looks cool and like a lot of fun!! I also did something similar but with the standard hood and some mylar.
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Old 01-26-2010, 01:28 AM   #187
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Here is my edge so far:
Lighting:
Upgraded LED lights
Ikea LACK lights See Detail Picture
Man, it's a hard tank to light because if you "go outside the box" (canopy) you are sacrificing the fluval design that makes this tank so expensive. Those lights are a cool addition though. Great idea!!
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Old 01-26-2010, 02:10 AM   #188
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Hi all, this is my first post here. I was linked to this thread from another forum and inspired to pick up one of these tanks as a little project for me and my wife

I have a few questions for you all.

First off, what kind of heater are you all using? I know Fluval makes one specifically for the edge but it was preset and depending on what fish/plants we end up with I didn't know if I should find something adjustable or not. Also, where did you mount it? I want to do my best to keep it hidden and maintain the clean modern look that drew us to this tank in the first place.

Second, I bought some plant food tablets and stuff called Seachem, if we only plan on a few small plants and some sort of moss do we really need to look into making a CO2 setup? I'm big into DIY'ing and was curious if there was any way to use a paintball tank as the source? I also already ordered the LED bulbs on the first page of this thread.

Third, I bought some white sand and a couple of goldfish today and have begun cycling the tank. Me and my Wife are going to hopefully pick out some plants this weekend...is there anything else you can think of that we should pick up?

I appreciate all the help and look forward to learning about this new hobby. Hopefully we can build a tank awesome enough to post in this thread
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Old 01-26-2010, 02:34 AM   #189
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Here is my edge so far:
Lighting:
Upgraded LED lights
Ikea LACK lights See Detail Picture
Plant list:
cryptocoryne willisii x3
Anubias nana x1
Java moss all over
Otherstuff:
driftwood stump
Java moss "wall" in the left corner (just placed, needs to fill in)
Manzanita branches
seachem flourite red substrate, with seachem flourish
Livestock:
Nothing yet, still cycling


I plan on adding maybe another anubias nana in the right corner, and also the additional light under the hood. As far as livestock, i plan on adding some cherry red shrimp, about 5 galaxy rasbora (celestial pearl danio is the new name) and an otocinclus. I also hope to add the in-filter heater and reduce the length of the filter "snorkel" to get a cleaner look.


I have learned that long tweezers come in handy for placement, the branches were soaked for 2 weeks prior to placing them in the tank to eliminate tannins, but made them a bit more flexy to fit through the tiny hole. I also have a feeling that my lack of access to the glass will be a bit of a problem in a few weeks when algae starts showing up.
Awesome idea for the extra lighting! Are these the same lights? http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60124272

Also, are you using the upgraded LED bulbs from the first page of the thread? If so, how well do the Ikea lights match them?
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:02 AM   #190
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Awesome idea for the extra lighting! Are these the same lights?

Also, are you using the upgraded LED bulbs from the first page of the thread? If so, how well do the Ikea lights match them?
Only need one more post till i can post links, so link to follow:

As far as the light color matching, i got the cool white wide angle LED's mentioned earlier in the thread, also to answer the questions in the post prior to yours, the filtration and heater options are also mentioned earlier in the thread a couple pages in. The Ikea LACK led's are more of a warm yellow, but i like it because it seems to help balance the colors out a bit. Unfortunately the color of the lamp itself only comes in silver, so might look better with the silver edge's.
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:03 AM   #191
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Only need one more post till i can post links, so link to follow:

Here is the link:
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50126035
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Old 01-26-2010, 01:06 PM   #192
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Thanks for the link to the lights!
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Old 01-26-2010, 01:14 PM   #193
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I finally got my co2 diffuser and bubble counter! I got some black tubing so it blends in well. I have it in the middle on the bottom of the tank. I'm using the Jello c02 method with a 1L bottle instead of a 2L. It just started making a fine mist that's being spread all around the tank. Seems to be working as planned. I'll post a video clip tomorrow night and maybe a picture or two. The e-nay nano diffuser is for sure a good buy :-)
Can you explain your setup a little better? What is the Jello method?

I was thinking about picking up this regulator for my paintball tank: http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/prod/239899/product.web


And adding the Nano diffuser: http://aqmagic.com/store/product_inf...o-co2-diffuser


You guys think this would work? If theres a cheaper/easier setup I'm all for it
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Old 01-26-2010, 02:08 PM   #194
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Can you explain your setup a little better? What is the Jello method?

You guys think this would work? If theres a cheaper/easier setup I'm all for it
I second these questions.
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Old 01-26-2010, 02:22 PM   #195
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I second these questions.
I gotta believe that a 20oz CO2 tank would last a long time in a tiny tank like this......and I have a place 5mi away that will fill it up for $3
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