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Topless Fluval Edge 6g

So it's been awhile since I've posted on the forums, but in the past few years I've been in and out of the hobby several times, and now I've got a house and am back for awhile hopefully.
Any way, this is my 6 gal fluval edge that I picked up for eight bucks with no filter or light and a cracked top glass. A minute with the razor blade and the top came right off, then I painted the back with plasti-dip (not sure how long it's gonna stick), and threw an old filter and light on it for now. Plans are to eventually make a pendant light using the original top cover thing, pressurized co2 shared with my ten gallon in the same room, and maybe a diy canister or mini sump.


Live stock and plants i'm not positive about yet.
I've put some crypt lucens? And a sprig of Java fern, hygro kompact, and myriophyllum ? In for the time being.

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Do you plan on adding more plants? Nice looking tank and rocks.
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Yea, eventually some moss, foreground of some kind, and some blyxa or micro sword for the back right. The rocks are seiryu stone I've Had for years.

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So I took the original light cover and diy'd in a socket and a splash shield. Right now there's a 13w soft white bulb, but i'm gonna pick up a 26w 65k spiral compact tomorrow and see how it looks.



Also added more myriophyllum from my ten gallon.

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Picked up some microsword today, the nice lil immersed grown patch spread pretty nicely over the tank's small foreground. If it takes it should fill in in no time. I also threw the rest of my myriophyllm from my ten in to fill in the background.
Here's the tank now

I really need to get a 65k light

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I really dig this. Especially the light mod. I've got a pain in the ass Edge (Betta's home), and would really prefer to get the top off. Its just such a pain to deal with it.

Got any specifics about that light mod?
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Modifications on the tank looks nice!
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The light is a socket donated from an old table lamp, and a reflector from an AH supply 13w kit. Took about 10 minutes between dremel work and finding nuts and bolts to hold the reflector in place. 10 more minutes to cut an acrylic splash sheild and fasten it in place using four screws around the outside. Then i just hinged it to the shelf above the tank.

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Got some algae going on, and the myriophyllum died, but every thing else is growing good.

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