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Starting A Fluval Edge!
Old 11-01-2010, 01:10 PM   #1
 
Starting A Fluval Edge!

Hi there!

I have recently taken up keeping tropical fish as a hobby, and I'm hooked. I want to move on to a nicer tank than the one I have now, and I would like your advice on how best to set up a Fluval Edge... I'll show you the things I plan on getting for the tank below.

Fluval Edge



This isn't my tank, but it will look similar!

Aqua El Comfort Zone Heater



Mine is the first or second one, about 50 watt

Pura Filtration Pad, I was advised this is better than stock filter media...



New Lights



I have purchased 2 of these, tech specs:

Socket: MR11
Lumen: 150
Cluster: 12X 5050 SMD LED
Voltage: 12V
Wattage: 2.5W
Colour: Day White (6000K-6500K)
Beam Angle: 120 Degree

I have decided on black gravel at the bottom of the tank and artificial plants as they make no waste, and don't detiorate, and I have a selection of ornaments.

Is there anythings else I need to set up this tank?

Thanks!

Benji.
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:54 AM   #2
 
ugh i looooovvveeee these fluval tanks, the zen and edge are some of the most attractive tanks ive seen in a long time... I believe fluval sells a bunch of accessories for this tank system including nets that will work better in the enclosed environment as well as a gravel vac thats thinner and easier to use.

Live plants are better than fake ones since they help with filtration. long aqua gardening tweezers will help u remove and detritus from dying leaves. let me know how this set-up goes, im on the fence about buying one of these if it works well for you i might just have to get one for myself...
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:56 AM   #3
 
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I also love the way these tanks look. Are you sure you don't want real plants? They are very easy to take care of and do not cause any waste that I know of as long as they are getting enough light and ferts to keep them healthy. And they are a great benifit to the fish as they help keep the water cleaner which in turn helps the fish stay healthy. ; )
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:22 PM   #4
 
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I love those tanks as well... I like your communicating ...visual thinking... This forum won me over to the real plants ....I am enjoying them and they really cut down on the alge......I was spending more time cleaning my plastic plants ..of which I now have most of a laundry basket full of .......
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:34 PM   #5
 
also you have a sunlight bulb which is good for plants, no reason not to get plants...
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:55 PM   #6
 
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GOOD NEWS!! All the items in the OP have been ordered! Should receive the tank within the next week and then I will start cycling it. MAN I CAN'T WAIT!

A sunlight bulb? I ordered the LED bulbs which are more like white light...

Anyway, I am going to make this tank a guppy tank, as I find them exciting fish to watch, and they seem happy in this tank. Plus they have beautiful colours! I will be moving my bigger multi-species tank downstairs, and have the Fluval Edge by my desk in my room.

I will keep you updated on the progress of the tank!

Benji
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Old 11-02-2010, 05:03 PM   #7
 
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Good luck with your tank. Let us know if you change your mind about the plants and we will be happy to help you out with them.
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:26 PM   #8
 
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GOOD NEWS!! All the items in the OP have been ordered! Should receive the tank within the next week and then I will start cycling it. MAN I CAN'T WAIT!

A sunlight bulb? I ordered the LED bulbs which are more like white light...

Anyway, I am going to make this tank a guppy tank, as I find them exciting fish to watch, and they seem happy in this tank. Plus they have beautiful colours! I will be moving my bigger multi-species tank downstairs, and have the Fluval Edge by my desk in my room.

I will keep you updated on the progress of the tank!

Benji
yes but lights rated at 6700k is the necessary spectrum for plants. even if its LED, if the lights fit the spectrum it will help grow plants.
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:50 PM   #9
 
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get some plant food too it will keep your plants be at their best :)
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:42 PM   #10
 
Smile W00t! First Day!

I have just got my new tank up and running, woohoo! Gonna start cycling it soon, ATM I have just put in the recomended amout of the three products on top of the tank to get some good ole' bacteria in there. Oh, I have decided to go for LIVE plants! I will stop wittering on and show you the pic!

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