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Daniel's 6gal Fluval Edge Iwagumi

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8/23/12 current progress


x2 CFL 6500k 10W (12hrs)

Fluval-E50 (74f)
Fluval EDGE factory filter
Fluval EDGE prefilter sponge

Fluval Shrimp Stratum

Seriyu Stone

Dwarf Hairgrass

x1 Crystal Red Shrimp (CRS)
x4 Celestial Pearl Danio (CPD or Galaxy Rasbora)
x1 Otocinlus

Seacheam Flourish
Seachem Prime (WC)

Fluval 88g (approx 1bubble per 4sec)
Ceramic Glass Diffuser

Water Parameters-
20%+ WC every week

First of all I'd like to say that this is my first high-tech tank and my second planted tank ever so if I'm doing anything wrong then you all know why. I've spent the last month researching so I'm pretty sure i have the right idea. Any helpful info will be appreciated.

Quick overview of my tank: So I made my hardscape with Fluval Shrimp Stratum and Seriyu Stone. I did not use the DSM and just submerged right away to cut down on time. Took a little over 2 weeks for my cycle. My goal with this tank is to have a nice thick DHG carpet and maybe add moss arond the edges of the tank where the light is dim and DHG may not reach.

Here are some iphone4 pics! haha

So you guys have an idea how my lighting system is set up.

Heres a pic of my tank right after I planted and filled it with water. I did prune too short and did have some of the grass die a little.
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very nice! Too bad there isn't some way to get better light distribution with the un-modded setup. It seems like you're getting the spotlight effect. Maybe you could try grow in the sides with desk lamps, then remove them once they've grown in? IMO that might flow better than the moss on the sides.
Yea i am using another light to kinda help the spreading process but with the edge i just dont think full carpeting of a highlight plant can be done without significant mods. Im worried that if i gore them out all the way to the sides then remove the lights that my DHG will eventually melt away where there is not suffiecent light
That's a nice grass look.
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