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Old 04-09-2012, 02:42 PM   #1
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Fluval Edge 46l (12g) Nano

This is my new Fluval Edge nano.
Its my first reef tank and a bold choice...I know.

I havr keep fish for around 20 years starting with freshwater and moving onto marine around 10 yrs ago. I have only ever kept fish and simple inverts though.

This fluval is currently running the stock equipment.
The basic filtration - sponge, ceramic balls and carbon.
I have added a Maxi Jet 400l/h powerhead for circulation.
The lights are as per stock... 42 leds white and blue around 7200k.

I have 14-15lbs of live rock fiji premium.

200w heater, this is from an old tank, and on its lower setting keeps tank at around 78°f 26°c.

The live rock has come with a few added suprises, including a porcelean crab and a few feather dusters.

Livestock

I have transfered from my old aquarium which is no longer running;

2 x tank bred common clowns
2 x tank bred yellow gobies
2 x turbos
4 x hermits

I have seeded 1kg of pink fiji sand with around 1lb of my old sand.

I have also added;

1 x strawberry gramma
2 x pyjama cardinals
1 x mushroom coral (around 8 on the rock)

I have tested the water and the parameters are to be expected with a new tank but pleasing with my Nitrate at 12ppm and practically no phosphate.

I intend to add a canister/external filter in the next month of so to assist with the filtration...any ideas??

I have added a few pictures.

Any recommendations suggestions or advice will be greatfully recieved.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:05 PM   #2
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Thats alot of fish for a 12g...
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Yeah, Im slightly regretting the cardinals. I was stuck with the others.

The water quality is good though probably down to the quality and quantity of live rock...?
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:11 PM   #4
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Thats alot of fish for a 12g...
Hi i am inclined to agree with that statement.
Also i am guessing you do not have any form of protein skimmer on there?
Personally i wouldn't add a canister filter as the living rock does most if not all the filtration {other than protein skimming and phosphate removal}
Looks very nice and thanks for sharing
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Hmmm i had a vecton v2 on my lasr tank but i'd struggle to get that attached and working on the Fluval Edge...?

Any suggestions about something external and small suitable?
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I looked at one of these at the lfs today...Wow they are alot bigger in person then they look online!
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Hmmm i had a vecton v2 on my lasr tank but i'd struggle to get that attached and working on the Fluval Edge...?

Any suggestions about something external and small suitable?
A very hard problem as there simply isn't room to add anything? I would suggest keep up with the water changes and maybe add some phosphate remover?
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You truly have a awesome tank
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:42 AM   #9
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Nice tank!!!
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