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wshfail 06-05-2011 01:28 PM

New to forum with Fluval Edge
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.

To this:

Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome and i'm glad to be here.

Byron 06-06-2011 09:20 AM

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.


SinCrisis 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.

wshfail 06-06-2011 11:34 AM

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.

SinCrisis 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.

wshfail 06-06-2011 12:09 PM

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.

SinCrisis 06-06-2011 12:18 PM - Brightest MR11 12 V 10 SMD LED Wide Angle is what i got, theres a 5000k-6500k version. Its pure white, no blue.

wshfail 06-10-2011 10:53 AM

Ok is there a certain range I need to get for plants?

SinCrisis 06-10-2011 11:02 AM

6500k is the range for plants

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