Nerzaa's 6g fluval edge update (June 22 2010) - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-23-2010, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 34
Nerzaa's 6g fluval edge update (June 22 2010)

June 22 2010 update:

a month past, all plants are growing well. 100% stock, no co2, no liquid/dry ferts, no water change.

conclusion: edge can grow plants pretty well.

Nesaea Red:
dubbed as one of the most difficult plants to grow in this hobby; mine seems to be doing very well in the edge, growing new stems both vertically and horizontally with dark red color. of course, the new leafs are green at 1st, but turns red slowly after. and lots of roots. had no trimmings yet, but the original plants got a lot thicker.




Dwarf Bacopa:
the 2nd fastest growing plants in my edge; had planted cuttings removed from original stocks, and new stems are growing fast from the point where cutting took place.




Ranunculus Inundatus:
this grows like weed, had to trim it twice already so it doesn't block the entire light source; it grows at an amazing speed with lots of roots. but as it pushes new stem/leafs toward the light, the old stems to the side and bottom will get blocked from light and die.


full picture:




as for the residents:
17 neons,
4 guppies (2 males, 2 females)
2 small angels
2 cockatoo dwarf cichlid (both males)
3 glass cats
3 small cories
1 small ruby shark
a bunch of cherry shrimps hiding under the wood.

the last fish addition was the shark, which was about 1.5 week ago.




------------------------------------------
may 24 2010

here is my edge, 100% stock.

i love it!! except for reaching and cleaning, which is a real pain.

it's been up and running for 1 week now; everything seems great, fishes are fine and plants are growing.

filled it with 1/4 water and sand bottoms from old tank to accelerate cycle, the rest 3/4 with tap water; and 6 guppies (all male) were put in the 2nd day and 9 tetras a couple of days after that; they are all well except 2 guppies have died from a mortal combat fight wounding both parties with broken tails/fins leaving one dead within hours and the other one the next day.

didn't want to mod the lights, so i just keep the plants in the center area; and they seem to be doing alright; i can see new leafs coming out every day. btw, when i 1st planted the tank, there were a few plants in the shadow of the wood, and quickly died due to lack of light. the wood is covered with java moss, growing poorly due to its position, but i am perfectly happy with its growth rate since i don't want it to take over the tank.

and btw, the filter is rly quiet, as long as the top is off. i have the filter on the lowest power so the current don't push my plants too far from the lights.

and there is no heater, since i figured the lights are pretty hot and generate a large amount of heat; and they are turned on about 8 hours a day.

that's about it, hope you like it.








Last edited by nerzaa; 06-22-2010 at 03:29 PM.
nerzaa is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-23-2010, 06:40 PM
Honeycomb Master
 
Centromochlus's Avatar
 
PTrader: (122/100%)
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 6,770
Looks great! It was probably a smart idea to keep your scape in the middle of the tank, under the light.

Nice job.
Welcome to the forum!
Centromochlus is offline  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-24-2010, 04:10 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by AzFishKid View Post
Looks great! It was probably a smart idea to keep your scape in the middle of the tank, under the light.

Nice job.
Welcome to the forum!
thank you!
nerzaa is offline  
 
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-24-2010, 05:09 AM
Honeycomb Master
 
Centromochlus's Avatar
 
PTrader: (122/100%)
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 6,770
Are those neon tetras, or cardinals?


I've been thinking about picking up a fluval edge, but i've always thought they'd be extremely difficult to clean. You did say that they are hard to clean, but i'm assuming it's doable?
Centromochlus is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-24-2010, 07:03 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by AzFishKid View Post
Are those neon tetras, or cardinals?


I've been thinking about picking up a fluval edge, but i've always thought they'd be extremely difficult to clean. You did say that they are hard to clean, but i'm assuming it's doable?

they are neon.

well, i guess i haven't rly had a chance to clean it yet. the only pain i came across was to get the dead fish out of the tank; if a dead fish get in front of my wood, there is no way i can get it out without moving the wood.

however, i am not a big fan of water change; mostly i just top the water and let the plants/moss act as bio filters to keep water parameters in check. and i put in a piece of wood covered with java moss hoping it will out compete any possible algae.

so rly there isn't much cleaning for me so long as the fish don't die.

btw, i overstocked my tank; one week in, they are all good, we will see whether they will be okay the end of the month.

anyways, i love my edge.
nerzaa is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-24-2010, 10:59 PM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 136
Stunning!
Morainy is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-25-2010, 05:05 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Morainy View Post
Stunning!


thank you!
nerzaa is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-26-2010, 01:58 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Chaos_Being's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Eldersburg, MD
Posts: 436
Looks good That brand of tank is really nice!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

SunSun Pimp #21
Chaos_Being is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-26-2010, 03:32 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
jeffvmd's Avatar
 
PTrader: (100/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: NYC
Posts: 911
Looks nice.
Clean up is a minor issue due to the relatively small opening but really fun to keep.
jeffvmd is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-26-2010, 05:29 AM
Algae Grower
 
cmf0106's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 84
Where did you buy that tank?
cmf0106 is offline  
post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-26-2010, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmf0106 View Post
Where did you buy that tank?

it should be available in all chain stores and some local fish stores; but chain store should have a better price on them since they are bigger and can buy in batches.
nerzaa is offline  
post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-26-2010, 01:44 PM
Algae Grower
 
cmf0106's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 84
removed.

Last edited by cmf0106; 05-26-2010 at 04:04 PM.
cmf0106 is offline  
post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-22-2010, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 34
Updated: June 22 2010
nerzaa is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome