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When I go to somewhere like maidenhead aquatics I always get pretty bummed out because they sell so many stunning looking little fish like betta's and things but I can never buy any because my SA/CA cichlids would make short work of them and in the other tank my tangys would do the same. So ive decided to solve the problem by buying a nice little tank. Needs to be something classy looking to go in the front room so the misses doesn't complain. I really like the look of the fluval edge or chi but the way it's designed brings me to think the maintenance would be a pain in the a%$. Anyone own either of these two and have any input? Thanks
 

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I (well, it's my son's actually) have an Edge. Nice looking tank, but you're quite right, it's a PITA to work on; also not really suitable for bettas due to the very small surface area.

I wouldn't pick either of those tanks, tbh; they're more about home decor than fish.
 
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I do love the look of the edge though would like to get one and have say 10-15 neon tetras in there would look sweet. Gunna buy two nano tanks as want to try my luck setting up one as a salty :good:
 

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I have the Fluval Edge 46L and you are quite right in saying it looks like a pain, because it is! Unfortunately the opening at the top is quite small so water changes aren't easy (I tend to splash water EVERYWHERE). I haven't put fish in mine yet but I imagine that will be difficult too. Though these things are/will be annoying, they're not a huge drawback. I still like the tank as it does look very nice and modern and comes with a decent filter and a moonlight (the major selling point for me :rolleyes:). With the surface area issue; I just leave a gap of about an inch between the water and top of the tank.

Check out the link in my sig if you want to see more of my tank :good:
 

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I personally would get a Chi because maintenance would be easier, if you got a betta they need to be able to take air from the surface and I think they look nicer too! :blush:
 

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I had an Edge for years and never found it difficult except for the year i was stupid enough to try running it as marine lol.

Personally I wouldnt advise keeping a fighter in either, the Chi is an awful tank unless you are stripping it back to nothing... which is pointless...

Have you looked at the Superfish 'Home' tank? I really like that one :)
 
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I have looked at them but didn't really think much of them.
 

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I really like the 19l fluval spec, which has everything yo like about the edge, but even more stylish IMO
 

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Yeah but didnt you take everything out of the Chi that made it look different to any other upright glass tank? :p
 
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