Fluval Edge Owners! Question

Discussion in 'Misc. Reviews' started by Reefdweller, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. ReefdwellerValued MemberMember

    Hey everyone - I have a 2 part question. I love the look of these tanks and I am real close to purchasing one on amazon today. The main question is - do they operate well? The filter good? Are they worth the expense? Its a great looking little tank but 6 gallons for the price of $100 plus is a little steep unless its worth it?

    The second part of the question is what do you keep in yours? I was hoping to populate mine with Discus - good idea or bad? 2 or 3 too much?

    Thanks in advance!


  2. Lexi03Well Known MemberMember

    Umm, you may want to look up a care sheet on discus and see how big they get, and how fragile they can be.
    As for the tank, I never bought one since I can get a 20gal setup for the same price.

  3. I keep fishWell Known MemberMember

    maybe 4-5 guppies but Discus get WAY to big.I like the look but IMO you could go buy a 30 gallon for that price its not worth it.

  4. iRunValued MemberMember

    Got one. Love it. It's an absolutely beautiful little tank, with a very modern aesthetic. Nothing "fish tanky" about it. I like the stock aquaclear. Using a small magnet cleaner and the smallest gravel vac make maintenance pretty straight forward.
    So... let's be honest, most people on this forum are going to say that this tank isn't big enough for any fish, let alone several fish. I have a great deal of respect for the knowledge and experience represented on this forum, so I will respectfully decline commenting on stocking. Many, many complex variables go into determining how you should stock a tank, and I'll leave it at that. The planted tank forum has a whole section devoted to edge owners.
    It's not cheap, and it's not for everyone.
  5. ReefdwellerValued MemberMember

    IRUN, I appreciate the honesty and I know what you mean. I like the look and the over all idea of the edge. I have pretty much decided to get one. I am sure I will be ordering one very soon. The best I can find is on amazon at about $128. If you know of a cheaper place please pass it on!
  6. orbelinaValued MemberMember

    There is a new fluval edge now that is twice the capacity with it being taller so it still has the same footprint as the 23l but is actually 46l...my dad has one of the 23l that myself and my mum bought him for Xmas and whilst it looks like nice maintenance does prove to be a problem for him. As in reaching corners etc.
    He also bought the led bulbs to replace the ones that came with the tank to stop the huge outbreak of algae he got as they get sooo hot.
    He has neons and cherry barbs in his and they do really well.
  7. iRunValued MemberMember

    Mine is old enough that it came with halogens which I replaced with mr 16 (or mr11 I always mix em up) LED. Grows low light plants very well. Not sure what the new LEDs are like. I would buy another, and I'm super interested in the 12 gallon....but just finished a 36x12x12 rimless a couple months ago, so I'm cut off. I have pictures of my edge and description of my stock in my gallery.
  8. ReefdwellerValued MemberMember

    See when I got out of the hobby about 8 years ago - to my knowledge there were no such brand as Fluval (correct me if I am wrong but I was not familiar with the name) This go around I saw a company with the modern look going to make a effort to sell them at a over priced fee yet they are tiny little tanks, modern blah blah. However, now I am seeing that this is not the case and the name perhaps has been around a while. I see other people who own the tanks and filters etc - I actually have a canister filter made by Fluval on the way to me now that I purchased online. I know I will bend and get one of these tanks because they look so cool. They would be a great little play tank for plants and a few tiny fish or something. The cheapest I can find them online is amazon - if anyone knows another avenue to get them cheaper pass it on to me please. IRUN I am going to check yours out in your gallery right now.
  9. Wendy LubianetskyWell Known MemberMember

    I like everything that Fluval makes.
  10. e_watson09Well Known MemberMember

    Why do so many people want the fluval edge tank and discus??? I swear I have now heard this from 3 people. If you want discus you should look into atleast a 55 gallon tank.

    I like the tank and it actually is identical to a aquaclear filter inside it. But it's a small tank so you really don't have many options of fish to put in it.
  11. TigerlilyWell Known MemberMember

    I like that tank. I debated getting one for quite some time then fell hard for the ecopico (5 gallon). The obvious fish would be a betta but there are small fish that would do well in 6 gallons. I had endler livebearers and red cherry shrimp in my ecopico. (I removed the endlers because I wanted a shrimp only tank.)

    As others have said, discus really wouldn't be suitable for a tank that size. There's a nano fish thread that might be of help to you with stocking.

    Good luck, the fluval edge is a nice looking tank.
  12. jerilovesfrogsFishlore VIPMember

    discus and an edge?! wow. no way.

    but aside from that...i have the 6g and 12g edges....and they are pretty cool. however i keep my water lowered a little bit...because i have frogs in the one...and they shoot up to the top for air, so that wouldn't work too well if the water was all the way up. i mean you do have a little opening where the filter is, but that's not enough for the frogs to find.

    the other reason the other tank is lowered, is just because it's heavily planted and needed to do some trimming, plus has some algae i need to scrape off...and you can't stick your arm in there with the water all the way up, because it will overflow. but i'll fill it all the way up soon. :)

    i have two ADFs in the 6g, and 6 sparking gouramis, 6 espei rasboras and 2 CPOs in the 12g.
  13. sailor7xValued MemberMember

    A 6 gallon tank is a NANO tank and can be stocked and planted beautifully if you embrace the NANO PHILOSOPHY. Basically think of a Bonsai Tree. It is not a small tree but rather a full size yet scaled down object of natural perfection. An excellent book about small aquariums is MINI AQUARIUMS by David Boruchowitz. It is fairly recent (2008), a very good reference manual and enjoyable read. The book has hundreds of stocking and decorating ideas. NANO tanks are delicate. Carefully research and plan your tank. And get in the habit of changing the water. It's easy if you try.
  14. ReefdwellerValued MemberMember

    This is a good idea for a Fluval Edge. With the design of it and it being a planted tank I think would look awesome. I want one!!
  15. orbelinaValued MemberMember

    Now I want to steal my dads and make a great nano tank lol!! :p
  16. shahlvahNew MemberMember

    Not discus please in a fluval edge, discus grow up to 8 inches and that tank will be too small to even one of them, besides discus are schooling fish that need to be kept in numbers of 7+ I have m discus in a 240 gallon tank and I have 7 of them.
    I will say stick to tetras, the small kind. 8 or 10 will do.
  17. DangWell Known MemberMember

    I like the looks of them too, but too pricey for my taste, I think its mostly them saying hey we made something different and no one else is doing it so we can charge that much. Which is true, but they'd sell more if it was cheaper. Then I'd buy one ha.

    Wow 240 gallon discus tank, that must be stunning...
  18. JazJonNew MemberMember

    Love my Fluval Edge 6 gallon, hated the light switch. (was SO hard to press, barely worked)

    The switch that comes with the Fluval Edge tank stinks. I opened it up, removed and replaced with the the following switch:

    Heavy-Duty Toggle Switch with Rubber Boot SPDT Center Off 20 Amp
    B006YWKALW (on Amazon)

    Pop off Plastic LED Light Cover
    Un screw 6 screws
    Yank off wires from Switch
    Yank out Rubber clear bubble shield
    Press sides of switch to pop it off
    Threading the Boot Cover on will secure it in place. (just leave the flat metal back piece that comes on the new switch on the INSIDE)
    Use Mighty Putty/Locktite molding stuff to secure in place. (the putty stuff you Knead two colors together, turns into one color, and hardens in a few minutes)
    If you want, you can add a bit of black silicon around the edges to make it look nicer.

    Solder or Clip wires, test lights, done!
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 15, 2012

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