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Old 12-15-2013, 02:45 PM   #1
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Fluval Edge Journal

Well, here I am. I've taken a look at my Fluval Edge 6 gallon with it's fake plants and cheesy decorations. I decided it's time to upgrade. Everything. I installed the 42 LED light fixture that's made for the 12 gallon version. I'm starting to take out some junk... and I'm thinking to myself. Why not document this? On aquarium Advice. So thats what I'm doing. I decided that I'm starting a journal on my Fluval edge. From taking everything out, to building the new stand, to planting and aquascaping the rest. So, I hope all goes well!
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:09 PM   #2
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Taking it slow

So i'm really taking my time with this tank. Last night I bought some Caribsea Floramax (about 12 lbs). And I got...well I'll just say an interesting piece of driftwood. It was from amazon and I know I can at least some sort of a decent scape with it. I won an ebay item a few weeks ago on a 48-64 leaf anubias plant that I will attach to the driftwood. Last night I finished draining the tank and removing every grain of sand from it. The sand was some nasty old pool sand that I never really liked. I then put a good 7-8 lbs of substrate and I made a slope to the rear right of the tank where I placed the driftwood. I'll be able to get a photo of the hardscape tomorrow because I'm not home right now.
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So I also wanted to know if people are actually interested in the tank building process and if I should keep the journal up. Some support would be appreciated. Well, thats all the time I have for the update on the fluvial edge today.
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:42 PM   #3
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Pictures?
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Old 12-29-2013, 01:08 PM   #4
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I'm interested
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Old 12-29-2013, 03:07 PM   #5
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Great! Now that I know people are interested I'll continue with the journal. 2 days ago I completed the hard scape and this is what it looks likeClick image for larger version

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Yesterday I was surprised and my anubias plants came early so I planted them
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I expect the plants to grow fast because I'm dosing liquid co2 and seachem flourish. The substrate is Caribsea flora max.
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Old 12-29-2013, 03:16 PM   #6
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There is an auction today on eBay for two Flame Moss pads for around $10 so I might snag that and plant it in the front ish
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Old 12-29-2013, 03:21 PM   #7
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I upgraded the lighting as I said before to the 42 led system. Here's a photoClick image for larger version

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Old 12-29-2013, 03:28 PM   #8
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If any of you have suggestions as to what I might be able to plant in this back corner, ideas are welcome. I was thinking of java fern but it just doesn't... It's just not the look I'm looking for
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It has to be a tall ish plant
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Amazon sword for the back?

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Old 01-01-2014, 12:03 PM   #10
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Sounds good I actually might go with java fern
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