Here are a few behind the scenes pics. definitely not the perfect setup, but I like it.
I really might have to replace this turtle clean filter though....the impeller makes a little too much noise to be sitting right by my desk all day. Constant filter drone could make me go nuts.... Does anyone else have this filter and noise problem? Any recs for a QUIET nano canister?
I managed to integrate a Finnex PX-360 into my Edge, by putting the filter on a shelf below the tank and routing the tubing into the back of the Edge. Very quiet and reliable canister. Love that thing.
One thing to beware of, because the Edge has a VERY small opening at the top, and is otherwise sealed, if you get rid of the stock HOB filter you'll need a way to oxygenate the water, because a canister filter doesn't do much in the way of oxygenation. I put a small airstone on a timer and ran it at night, and that did the trick, but I was never very happy with it. (since air bubbles always had to be chased out every morning to restore the nice clean look)
I used the Fluval Nano on my Edge, also. 99% perfect fit, but just a hair
too big to fit the stock cover over it. Also maddening that the moonlight mode is hard switched and unable to be put on a timer. Note that you may have algae issues, because that light puts out very
strong light immediately under it, but not as much makes it to the edges. Are you dosing co2? That might help. I ended up throwing in the towel and upgrading to a 60P, ultimately, but I loved the setup while it was running. I have a tank journal for that Edge posted somewhere on this board...