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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-23-2015, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Suggestions for Fluval Edge Planting...

Am planning to tear down my Fluval Edge 6.6 gallon this weekend, and set it up with live plants. Was thinking of maybe trying dirt for the first time. Anyone have any luck planting the Edge? Any suggestions or feedback from their own trial and error?
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I should state that my main concern lies with the class top, it's required moderate maintenance, a little harder to navigate and clean, but with artificial plants it's been easy to just take them out and vaccuum and scrub the walls.

Wondering if anyone has had issues with simple maintenance once everything is "permanently" aquascaped, seeing as there is only the little opening in the top of the tank.

I've read some people give up and just cut the top off, was hoping to avoid that but we'll see.
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I messaged you with a link to the fluval edge page, there's a lot of people that own them there and lots of good reading and ideas.
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The process of planting an edge is quite the topic. The small-hole for maintenance can definitely drive some people insane. For example, you have to remove water every single time you want to do maintenance. There are techniques you learn that make the process easier. I highly recommend using a magnetic algae scrubber to encourage plant clippings into the center for you to scoop up with a net rather then trying to net the clippings while the water is below the upper glass (it avoids having to contort your wrist every which way through that opening). People also have a lot of trouble getting light to the edges of the Fluval. There are a lot of ways to address that issue as well.
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