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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-08-2010, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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Fluval edge pictures

Thank you all who have answered my questions. Here are some pictures of the tank after 3 weeks. I am using the Ikea lights + Walmart 10W bulb--still waiting for my LED M11 to arrive from the mail.

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I wanted to have something that resembles a river down the middle, so decided to use a lighter kind of sand
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Plants finally arrive. I cut a small piece of SST mesh from a colander and bend it to create a bridge, wrap it with java moss. Wrapping java moss on some drift wood as well
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Semi-final view. Hope to have the final view in a month when the xmas moss in the back grow out.
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Fun tank!

Can't wait to see it filled in!
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very nice, I love the bridge
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Interesting tank. Can't wait for the growth to take off and also your new lights to come in.

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nice set up.......what kind of lights are you using?...please explain:
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nice set up.......what kind of lights are you using?...please explain:
Thanks all. I am using the exact set up done by dkbmxr18 here: (
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/planted-nano-tanks/95967-official-edge-thread.html), minus the M11 LEDs (have not received them yet), and instead of using tie-wrap for the 10W bulb, I just use one of the generic plastic hood and lay it at the top of the tank. This gives good lighting (because it is so close to the glass) but it is dead ugly. I tried the tie-wrap solution but the lighting was not as bright, so I am still searching for the best way to house the 10W bulb, or another cleaner alternative for additional light. Any suggestions?
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Tiote! This is going to be a fun tank. I dig the moss bridge idea. LOL!


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Love the bridge! Great job cant wait to see it as it develops
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Love the bridge and river! Keep us posted with pics.


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that bridge is ridiculus...lol nice!
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That's a wicked setup!

question... what kind of substrate are you using?
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That is cool. I think it would be really awsome if you found a realistic looking bridge at a fish store and covered that in moss. Really cool tank.

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That's a wicked setup!

question... what kind of substrate are you using?
It's been a long time since i bought it, but I believe it was EcoComplete:

http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...fm?pcatid=9087
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I am not a lighting expert but on those 2 LED lights you have are they 2 prongs?

and if so...
Where did you pick up the fixtures that use the LED?
I was in wal-mart saw the LED lights, but was unable to find a fixture that would run them.
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this is one amazing fluval!
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