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Author Topic: The start of our Fluval Edge  (Read 833 times)

Offline leegsi

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The start of our Fluval Edge
« on: February 21, 2011, 09:45:42 pm »
I know the Fluval Edge gets a bad rep for not being that fish friendly.

We will only be stocking it with some shrimp, some snails, 2 Gobys, 2 Oto's and 4 or 5 small fish that I cant remember the name of (Bronze something that only grow to 3-4cm)

Filled the tank with water from our big tank and gave the filter sponge a squeeze too to help get the tank cyling.

We started the cycle last night by adding the Ammonia up to 4ppm and now checking it everyday.

Few pictures of it so far and a snail that somehow found its way in.

Juwel Delta 300:

8 x Rummynose Tetra
12 x Cardinal Tetra
1 x Dwarf Rainbow fish
6 x Siamese Algae Eater
4 x Otocinclus
4 x Coalbolt blue Goby
2 x Kiribs (One Male & One Female)
13 x Pencil fish

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    Re: The start of our Fluval Edge
    « Reply #1 on: February 21, 2011, 10:12:39 pm »
    Does the water go right up to the top? I would be tempted to leave a small gap for gas transfer, that the designers don't take into account.
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    Re: The start of our Fluval Edge
    « Reply #2 on: February 21, 2011, 10:23:47 pm »
    I do like the look of those edge tanks :)

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    Re: The start of our Fluval Edge
    « Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011, 10:29:27 pm »
    It goes upto the top glass but under the 'hood' there is an air gap where the water is rippling really well to help with the gas exchange.

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    12 x Cardinal Tetra
    1 x Dwarf Rainbow fish
    6 x Siamese Algae Eater
    4 x Otocinclus
    4 x Coalbolt blue Goby
    2 x Kiribs (One Male & One Female)
    13 x Pencil fish

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    Re: The start of our Fluval Edge
    « Reply #4 on: February 22, 2011, 10:02:31 am »
    Just making sure, Lee :)
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    Re: The start of our Fluval Edge
    « Reply #5 on: February 22, 2011, 01:08:30 pm »
    Lovely pictures.
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    The start of our Fluval Edge
    « Reply #6 on: February 22, 2011, 06:31:09 pm »
    Just be careful with algae mate, the edge is notorious for it..

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    Re: The start of our Fluval Edge
    « Reply #7 on: February 27, 2011, 06:49:16 pm »
    Little update.

    Tank is cycling well and the few cherry shrimp that were in the filter media that I didnt spot seem to be enjoying themselves in there. We also added some moss balls which look at home in there.

    Just had the Nitrite spike so now dropped the Ammonia down to 2ppm so not that far away from a fully cycled tank :D

    Seems to be doing ok so far with no algae appearing.
    Juwel Delta 300:

    8 x Rummynose Tetra
    12 x Cardinal Tetra
    1 x Dwarf Rainbow fish
    6 x Siamese Algae Eater
    4 x Otocinclus
    4 x Coalbolt blue Goby
    2 x Kiribs (One Male & One Female)
    13 x Pencil fish

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    Re: The start of our Fluval Edge
    « Reply #8 on: March 20, 2011, 08:00:36 pm »
    Update:

    Tank was cycled last week and we now have 6 Copper Harlequins and have put a couple of our female cherry shrimp in too (One is berried)

    Video as it is now:

    [youtube]KIW1i8PuWyw[/youtube]
    Juwel Delta 300:

    8 x Rummynose Tetra
    12 x Cardinal Tetra
    1 x Dwarf Rainbow fish
    6 x Siamese Algae Eater
    4 x Otocinclus
    4 x Coalbolt blue Goby
    2 x Kiribs (One Male & One Female)
    13 x Pencil fish

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    Re: The start of our Fluval Edge
    « Reply #9 on: March 21, 2011, 10:59:43 am »
    They do look quite nice Lee, and you've set it up very nicely :)
    Sent from my PC as I still don't understand the the logic for mobile internet usage ;) *grin*
    I really hate "autocorrupt"!!!

    "We found this spoon sir"

    Take it easy
    Ian