Fluval Edge Opening Size?

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Fluval Edge Opening Size?

Post  Hench on Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:30 pm

Is the size of the opening, the same on the New 46L tank, as it is on the original tank?

Gaz

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Re: Fluval Edge Opening Size?

Post  rickO2 on Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:38 am

Hi Gaz,

From the pics/videos I've seen (eg http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/content.php?sid=4301) the openings would appear to be the same size...but you'd need Hagen to verify that.

I've run a tropical, freshwater 23L Edge since early June. It looks great and overall is very good.

I can live with most of the issues associated with it's small, awkward opening on top (ie cleaning, adding plants, rocks etc) but the one aspect I find a real pain is when you need to catch a fish that's already in the tank. The only way to do it is to remove all the plants, decor and 50% of the water so the fish has less scope for evasion. Even then it is still very stressful for the fish (and me). I've tried the triangular net designed for the Edge, but it's hopeless; the only thing that sorta works is a couple of small nets (bought from P@H) with their stems bent to allow better manoeuvrability. So....I can imagine that with the much deeper 46L Edge catching fish will be even more of a nightmare eg longer and more unwieldy nets and more water volume for the fish to scoot about in.

My fish (Tetras, CPDs and shrimp) tend to occupy the bottom half of my tank. If you do get a 46L one it might be an idea to have at least one type of fish that uses the upper waters of the tank, rather than them all bunching about at the bottom.

Regards,

Ricky

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Re: Fluval Edge Opening Size?

Post  Hench on Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:12 pm

Hi Ricky

Thanks for the reply, I also have the original Edge mine is Marine, I was considering upgrading to the bigger version.

The reason i asked about the opening size was related to the fact i spent alot of money on the nanocustom led fixture and wanted to make sure that i could transfer it to the larger tank with no issues.

I think i will have to try to find one in the flesh.

Thanks again.

Gaz

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Re: Fluval Edge Opening Size?

Post  corpjet on Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:24 am

Where did you get the custom LED fixture?

Are you happy with it?

Thanks
James

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Re: Fluval Edge Opening Size?

Post  Hench on Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:57 pm

I got the led unit from nanotuners in the USA before they seized business.

I am more than happy with it and it now sits over my 46L reef tank.

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