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post #1 of 9 Old 06-05-2011, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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In my search for photos of Fluval Edge's I came across this forum. I saw how much every one else in here really cares and helps out. I just had to join and share what I have going on and get advice if I have any problems.

I'm just posting what I currently have going on.


I have a Fluval Chi I am transitioning to a Fluval Edge.
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Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome and i'm glad to be here.

I do not mean to pry, but you don't by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand?
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post #2 of 9 Old 06-06-2011, 09:20 AM
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Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping. Glad you found us and joined.

I have moved this thread to the "Meet the Commun ity" section which is more appropriate for introductions.

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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #3 of 9 Old 06-06-2011, 09:48 AM
Welcome to the forums!

I also have a fluval edge, beautiful tanks arent they? However, for planted aquaria, it has been, by far, the most frustrating tank i have ever worked with. How are your plants doing? My light could not get my plants to grow properly so i had to switch mine out with LEDs.
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post #4 of 9 Old 06-06-2011, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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This was going to be my first question in the community. I have only had the plant in for a few days. It seems it is reaching for the light but I was not sure what would be best.

On another note the lights are kinda of unflattering so I may switch them out anyways. So maybe some daylight led replacements may be better all around.

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post #5 of 9 Old 06-06-2011, 11:46 AM
the original halogens were not the right spectrum for me, i had to switch to LEDs rated at 6500k, but despite the better spectrum, you are really limited with MR11 lights. Looking at your picture, im guess the light loses a lot of its brightness when the tank is filled? (mine is currently a terrarium, not filled yet). The LEDs are growing my plants pretty well, but i have no idea how it will fare after the tank is filled.
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post #6 of 9 Old 06-06-2011, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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Well in the photo the Texas Holey Rock is taking up most of the light from the flash. It's not bad when its full its just very yellow and like I said un flattering almost a yellow or manila haze.

What lights did you get? Are they a bright white or a sunlight? It could be that a blue tint may look best.

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post #7 of 9 Old 06-06-2011, 12:18 PM
www.LEDwholesalers.com - Brightest MR11 12 V 10 SMD LED Wide Angle is what i got, theres a 5000k-6500k version. Its pure white, no blue.
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post #8 of 9 Old 06-10-2011, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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Ok is there a certain range I need to get for plants?

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post #9 of 9 Old 06-10-2011, 11:02 AM
6500k is the range for plants
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