John's 12 gallon Fluval Edge Madagascar Lace pic 4-6-13

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  1. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    So I started this tank up last weekend. I chose not to use the base so I had to remove the tabs and inserts with my Dremel. I also lowered the height of the filter so it would not cascade into the tank. Again I used the Dremel to remove a section from the back piece and from the entrance collar on top of the tank.

    I intend to add some Anubias to the tank to complete the aqua scape. I am attempting to see how the LEDs do that come with the tank. It totals 4.6 watts with 42 LEDs, three of which are blue and can be used as moonlights. The fixture is rated at 7600K by Fluval.

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    The water is a little hazy from the root wood staining the water and possibly from the substrate of Seachem Flourite.
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I moved the Sparkling Gouramis to this tank so the shrimp will not have to deal with the stinkers in the Biocube. May add a few more fish in the future but have not decided which yet. May go with Neons or Lemon Tetras.
     
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    Camkha1234 Great Blue Whale

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    I like the set up! Congrats :)
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks, I like the looks also. Good height and sufficient depth.
     
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    Very clean looking. I have tried planted tanks and don't have a green thumb!
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank you, a little research should get you on the right path.
     
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    hello John, after reading this thread and your other thread, I'm intrigued and just happen to have a new eco pico 5G thats still dry and am looking for ideas. If I did a planted tank, I think I'd like some inverts/amphibians etc with a few fish, and lower maintence like yours, no CO2 preferably.

    Thanks for the insight, and if ya don't want to sidetrack your thread, I have one;)
    http://www.3reef.com/forums/general...te-suggestions-wanted-5g-eco-pico-140524.html
     
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    Glad to be an inspiration and I posted some suggestions on your thread.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Now you just need tiny Discus.

    It looks like a South American biotope systems.

    The dark substrate and the wood with the lighting makes it looks mysterious.

    Very cool John.