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Old 11-17-2009, 11:44 PM   #61
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It doesn't mean the dealer isn't reputable, just check what the plant came in or its labeling. Keep an eye on it and if it begins to rot in a few months, it aint fully aquatic.
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:05 AM   #62
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It doesn't mean the dealer isn't reputable, just check what the plant came in or its labeling. Keep an eye on it and if it begins to rot in a few months, it aint fully aquatic.
It was just in a tank labeled "micro fern" $2.99. I got two of them and bunched them together. I'll keep an eye on it, if it rots I'll pull it out. Thanks!
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:18 AM   #63
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The Edge is a real nice looking tank. I just picked one up from Petsmart for 79 bucks. Definitely couldn't pass it up at that price. I can't wait to set it up!
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:23 AM   #64
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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 :-)
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:25 AM   #65
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The Edge is a real nice looking tank. I just picked one up from Petsmart for 79 bucks. Definitely couldn't pass it up at that price. I can't wait to set it up!
$79?? You lucky duck. I think my g/f payed about $129 for mine. But that was about 3 or 4 months ago now. Hope you enjoy yours as much as I enjoy mine!
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:00 PM   #66
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It seems like since the opening is so small it inhibits you from placing larger rocks and/or driftwood in the tank. Although dkbmxr18 seems to have a large rock in his tank...
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:01 PM   #67
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Hi. I'm new to FW tanks (had a SW for a few years now). Got this EDGE for my office, just finished the cycle. I used the LED lights that you guys suggested here - they are GREAT! Thank you.

One question - i'm having a hard time finding advice on how to remineralize my RO/DI water to make it appropriate for water changes on my FW tank. Anyone do this? I'd appreciate any advice! Thanks!
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:44 AM   #68
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One question - i'm having a hard time finding advice on how to remineralize my RO/DI water to make it appropriate for water changes on my FW tank. Anyone do this? I'd appreciate any advice! Thanks!
Seachem Replenish or Equilibrium will re-mineralize RO water
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:30 AM   #69
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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...


Also running a 10pound high pressure CO2 system with a glass diffuser...
I picked up one of these Edge tanks for my daughter. I've upgraded it with the LED lights you posted. I still need to get a heater. Will the hydor mini heater maintain a decent temperature in these tanks? And did you have to remove the media to fit it in the filter?

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Old 11-20-2009, 10:06 PM   #70
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I picked up one of these Edge tanks for my daughter. I've upgraded it with the LED lights you posted. I still need to get a heater. Will the hydor mini heater maintain a decent temperature in these tanks? And did you have to remove the media to fit it in the filter?

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The Hydor heater fits into the supplied filter by just slidding it down the backside behind the media, it's a tight fit and I found it easiest to push the heater and the media basket in at the same time...I keep my home rather cool about 64*F and the hydor heater keeps the tank in between 75-79*F.

I should also mention, I just noticed that the picture of the "HYDOR HEATER" is not the right one...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...pictured below.


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Old 11-21-2009, 04:21 AM   #71
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Here's the video of my CO2 in action! (led's and cfl both turned on)

Everything was all pearled up when I got home, pretty neat! I'm still planning on adding some more plants in the future just don't know what yet... any advice is always encouraged!

http://s10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...t=MVI_3144.flv
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Old 11-21-2009, 04:57 AM   #72
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Cale, do you have a current photo of your tank? I'd like to see how all the hardware fits in the tank. Also, where did you relocate the heater since your upgraded the filter?
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:11 AM   #73
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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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How are the plants looking with the new LED bulbs?
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:22 AM   #74
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How are the plants looking with the new LED bulbs?
With the 10w bulb I added with the LED's they are looking great! The Java fern is doing well with lots of little plants growing on the leaves. My anubias is growing a new leaf every two weeks or so, and the unknown plants planted in the gravel are getting tall quick. The java moss I have on the slate is still a little bit brown from being shipped but getting better over time. I'm thinking that I planted it too thick on the slate?

A few pages back there is a picture of the 10w CFL I added.
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Old 11-21-2009, 03:31 PM   #75
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Most likely the java moss is brown because it was grown emersed, or so it appears. It might take a while before you see new growth.
Sweet tank by the way
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