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#1 Macko1968

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:54 PM

I was in my LFS & came accross the new Fluval Edge tanks.

http://www.seapets.c...tre-pewter.html

Looks very trendy & I thought it would make a good hospital tank. However, there appears to be no way of using a heater with it as the glass top has no opening for the power cord. If that's the case I can't help thinking Fluval have dropped the ball with this.

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:55 PM

I was in my LFS & came accross the new Fluval Edge tanks.

http://www.seapets.c...tre-pewter.html

Looks very trendy & I thought it would make a good hospital tank. However, there appears to be no way of using a heater with it as the glass top has no opening for the power cord. If that's the case I can't help thinking Fluval have dropped the ball with this.


Its al built in i think

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:58 PM

Yeah, that's what I thought, but my LFS reckon not. Oh & Fluval should know better than recommending 2 small fantails as suitable stocking.

Edited by Macko1968, 21 April 2009 - 04:59 PM.


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Posted 21 April 2009 - 05:02 PM

Yeah, that's what I thought, but my LFS reckon not. Oh & Fluval should know better than recommending 2 small fantails as suitable stocking.


Its the same for all manufacturers, on the box they always show silly stocking :crazy:

I'm sure the heater is built in, im sure there were tropical endlers in the tank at my LFS

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 08:08 PM

Apparently the Fluval Edge has the option of adding a heater if required.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 07:11 PM

I was in my LFS & came accross the new Fluval Edge tanks.

http://www.seapets.c...tre-pewter.html

Looks very trendy & I thought it would make a good hospital tank. However, there appears to be no way of using a heater with it as the glass top has no opening for the power cord. If that's the case I can't help thinking Fluval have dropped the ball with this.


I have a Fluval Edge with a Heater. You thread it through the back with the filter power cord, although I am having doubts about the tank as the fish seem to stay near the top of the tank and look like their fighting for air. I hadn't had the tank long before I lost 3 fish and I have now resorted to not filling the tank fully. I still have the box and am considering taking it back

#7 Macko1968

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 07:58 PM

Thanks for this Scootgirl, I may just have found a hospital tank.

Not wishing to patronise you, but your fish hangng at the top - did you cycle your tank prior to adding your fish?

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 01:47 PM

I've a Fluval Edge tank.

First time fish owner who fancied an 'different' tank to the norm.

Learning very fast, though sadly to the loss of some very nice fish.

I've decided to mantain the water-level at 5-10mm below the glass top and use a pump to give extra O2. Had some problems to start with, as I'm new to keeping fish, and needed to treat a snail problem. Realise now that when I purchase plants in future I need to treat them first and rinse before putting them into the take, otherwise the death of the snails produces some nasty side-effects in the water's balance.

Anyhow, after this set-back we now have a healthy tropical tank with 4 Guppies (1 male - 3 females), 4 Neons, 4 small Shrimp, and a Sieamse Fighter Fish. We have a self testing kit so that we can watch the quality of the water and have discovered that the best way to clean the tank is to do a small water change once a week and clean one section of the tank. Have to admit the opening at the top is small, so best have nimble hands, but everything appears ok.

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 03:43 PM

I heard these tanks are quite hard to maintain? This could be if it was planted that it is hard, if its just a standard tank with some plastic plants I guess it would be fine.

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 11:07 PM

Hi
I am new. Just reading your forum. I have a Fluval Edge 6 gallon and absolutely love it. I am not an expert by any means but have had small tanks for years. I keep this on my kitchen counter and it is very sharp. I am not sure about the filter yet as I used one with a cartridge that was disposable with my last tank (we moved and I gave away my fish and equipment before our move so this is a new set up for me in our new home) We have a couple danios and a cat fish on the bottom plus a small apple snail. I am using some high quality fake plants because my experience is that snails always cut off all the plants. I love snails so I feed them various veggies.

I am trying to find where to buy the media for this fluval edge filter but so far I have not be successful. Does anyone know where I can buy this? I am reading through the material that came with the tank but can not find it anywhere.

Anyway I am not having a problem with the fish in my tank. I fill it to the top as stated in the instructions. I love that it is glass instead of plastic like most of the other small tanks It looks awesome and so far so good with the fish. I have had it up and running for a few weeks.

nice forum btw


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Edited by becky2259, 12 September 2009 - 11:08 PM.


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Posted 13 September 2009 - 08:27 AM

Yeah, I saw these when I was in seapets the other day, They are very attractive but the main issue I had with them was that a 23 litre was almost 90, my 90l new all included cost less than that XD I think if you have the money for it and you can work out a good way to fit everything inside that's great, but I definitly don't see myself buying one at all...

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[Sorry just relized that this was a revived dead topic]

Edited by Rezatii, 13 September 2009 - 08:51 AM.


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Posted 15 November 2009 - 03:33 PM

I've a Fluval Edge tank.

First time fish owner who fancied an 'different' tank to the norm.

Learning very fast, though sadly to the loss of some very nice fish.

I've decided to mantain the water-level at 5-10mm below the glass top and use a pump to give extra O2. Had some problems to start with, as I'm new to keeping fish, and needed to treat a snail problem. Realise now that when I purchase plants in future I need to treat them first and rinse before putting them into the take, otherwise the death of the snails produces some nasty side-effects in the water's balance.

Anyhow, after this set-back we now have a healthy tropical tank with 4 Guppies (1 male - 3 females), 4 Neons, 4 small Shrimp, and a Sieamse Fighter Fish. We have a self testing kit so that we can watch the quality of the water and have discovered that the best way to clean the tank is to do a small water change once a week and clean one section of the tank. Have to admit the opening at the top is small, so best have nimble hands, but everything appears ok.



I've a Fluval Edge tank.

First time fish owner who fancied an 'different' tank to the norm.

Learning very fast, though sadly to the loss of some very nice fish.

I've decided to mantain the water-level at 5-10mm below the glass top and use a pump to give extra O2. Had some problems to start with, as I'm new to keeping fish, and needed to treat a snail problem. Realise now that when I purchase plants in future I need to treat them first and rinse before putting them into the take, otherwise the death of the snails produces some nasty side-effects in the water's balance.

Anyhow, after this set-back we now have a healthy tropical tank with 4 Guppies (1 male - 3 females), 4 Neons, 4 small Shrimp, and a Sieamse Fighter Fish. We have a self testing kit so that we can watch the quality of the water and have discovered that the best way to clean the tank is to do a small water change once a week and clean one section of the tank. Have to admit the opening at the top is small, so best have nimble hands, but everything appears ok.



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Posted 15 November 2009 - 03:53 PM

Hi Gilead, just read your post regarding your edge. I bought one just over a week ago,I think it is fab.I bought it with the intention of keeping a Siamese fighter, as the manufacture stipulates this tank is suitable. However I had to move fish to my other tank as the mirror affect of the tank made him constantly want to fight with his own reflection.I have a pair of Plattis and 5 very small neons.I have filled tank to the top and ti looks fab.it has been 10 days now and so far so good.How is yuor tank doing now? Hope to hear from you soon Jim.

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 09:20 PM

I cannot express my dislike of this tank enough. My main issues are price and design. It's blatantly been designed with looks as the main focus instead of functioning as a healthy home for fish.

The idea is that you fill this tank all the way to the glass "roof" for a seamless glass box of water with no visible waterline. But doing that means that the only surface area available to the fish is under that small hood at the back.

That small square of water is the only place oxygen can mix with the water for use in the tank. On an ordinary tank the whole of the surface area is open to oxygen . The edge does not have that because of the glass roof and thus provides really poor oxygen exchange for any fish, even anabantids ( who's labyrinth organ is a survival tool in the dry season as opposed to a day to day nesessity ).

The price is another thing. nearly £100 here for the smallest Edge. It's outrageous. You can get a complete second hand setup for less than half that if you look in the right places.

It's all show and no thought. It's a toy for executive desks and "modern" home designs . Fluval seriously don't seem to have taken the fish into account at all when designing this.

And advertising it as a coldwater setup for goldfish , espescially the small ones I'm seeing in most LFS near me, is just utterly horrifying and promotes the very wrong idea that goldfish can and should be kept in such smll tanks, when in fact the polar opposite is the case and you need 200L + per pair and an external filter to deal with the amount of waste produced.

It's a money spinner aimed at those who have never kept fish and want something pretty to look at.

Edited by Honeythorn, 15 November 2009 - 09:21 PM.


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Posted 15 November 2009 - 09:39 PM

This is just Hagens version of the reef one biorb.. nice to look at, but stupid in many senses, if anyone is looking at getting a tank this size, build one from scratch, you will be able to buy a bigger tank, have nicer lighting on it and make it more suitable for fishkeeping in general.

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 01:24 PM

Hi I bought a fluval edge tank 6 months ago, I have no problems at all. I bought a 20W heater (not a fluval edge one) which as teh previous response states the wiring goes down the back of the tank, I fill the tank up to top. I have 6 neon tetras and an apple snail will has grown a lot since I added it. I have plants hich have grown very well. The tank looks great and is no problem to look after, the fish are very happy, they do not gulp for air, I think the tank is a great design and my fish have maintained there colours and are happy. You can buy replacement charcoal, foam and biomax filters online from seapets or rocket pets. I am planning on getting two shrimp. I personally would not put a goldfish in the tank but if you do not overstock your tank and you look after the tank as it states you should not have a problem.

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 09:11 PM

@honeythorn

this sort of attitude really is a bit immature.


Firstly a tank can be something to pretty to look at - it if wasn't, most people wouldnt have them. Absolutely stupid argument for not owning a fish tank.
Second, price, who are you to say what people can and cant do with their money.
Thirdly, a second hand setup with cracks etc, great - dead fish on the floor - that looks pretty.
Fourth, That small square of water is the only place oxygen can mix with the water for use in the tank - so why are all my fish still alive?

Lastly, this comment sums it up completely...

...Fluval seriously don't seem to have taken the fish into account at all when designing this.

Seriously, do you really think any tank designer has taken the fish into account? If they did NO-ONE would be keeping fish.

This tank works, if the person who has it, works with it responsibly - just like any other tank.

Dont assume every person who owns a tank is stupid. Evaluate your benchmark again.

Can the attitutde.

Edited by DigitalStorm, 16 February 2010 - 09:45 PM.


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Posted 02 May 2010 - 09:53 AM

Good tank until it needs a clean, or a fish removed, then it's a real pain. Looks stunning when set up.
Don't risk the slim line fluvel heater (25w) unless you like your fish lightly poached.........I've had 2 of these out of 3 bought new fail and the so called "pre-set 26 degrees" isn't a risk worth taking. First failure was overnight and 34 degrees....3 tetras, 8 shrimp, 2 guppies and 4 cories, second failure wiped out whatever survived the last one plus boiled the plants.
Try the tank but stick to the old type heaters.
Airline works well with these and the pump, lights and filter cause no concern.
Hope to get rid of mine on ebay as we've inversted in 3 cubes.
Good luck.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 05:31 PM

ive bourght the fluval edge and i set it up as a nano reef with 2 oc clowns the fish seem to be thriving i just took some media out of the cool filter and added some live rock rubble the heater and filter look cool you cant see any wires they are threaded through the back black box i allso moded the filter into a refugim its a fab nano reef wen the clowns out grow i will move them on to my 200g reef by the way im not a newbie like it says i have 25 aquariums 2 terrapins a 30" lizard and 2 snakes it goes of the amount of posts (whitch i think is very strange)i allso have a 60 litre white biorb life whitch allso is marine the filter is unbelivably s*** in biorbs so i took it out drilled the bottom and linked it up to a custom sump i have in the biorb 2 yellow tailed damsils 1 pink spotted goby (it wasnt my choice me mum insisted eaven thow im 19)

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 04:29 AM

I have had the Fluval Edge for 7 months. It is stocked with 4 Rasboras, 2 Guppies and 6 CRS. It looks great and I have not had any problems at all. A little pricey but I love it.

Just my 2 cents :)




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