My fluval edge 46l work in progress

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Tank Photos' started by stickman89, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. stickman89

    stickman89New MemberMember


    Custom light made from pvc pipe and guttering. Probably going to be no good for the plants tho

    Anyone got and good ideas about fitting some kind of external filter Into the back compartment

    2 shrimp
    6 neon tetras
    1 mountain minnow
    1 coolie loach
    Going to add a Siamese fighting fish I think

    Any thoughts?
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  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Beautiful tank! Unfortunately you have some stocking issues.

    What are the dimensions of the tank? It looks too small for neons, mountain minnows, and kuhli loaches (all need to be in groups of 6+ of their own species, and your tank isn't big enough for any of these species).

    You do have other options if you decide not to add a betta. If you add a betta, no other fish - this tank isn't large enough for a betta community.
  3. OP

    stickman89New MemberMember

    Yeah I thought so I have had that one white mountain minnow for about 4/5 years though and it's been fine the dimensions are 44x61x54cm yeah if I did add a beta it would be the last fish
  4. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    It's really not fine - they're schooling fish and need to be in groups.

    Are you sure you got the dimensions right? That tank comes out much larger than 46 liters.

    At 22", it's a bit short for neons, but if you don't want to rehome them, it's better than your normal 10 gal dimensions.

    Please rehome the minnow though. Also don't add a betta. They're not temp compatible with neons and he may attack/kill your neons (or the neons may stress him out).
  5. OP

    stickman89New MemberMember

    Yeah dimensions are right and that's weird I was reading online that neons and betas are compatible also the neons don't really school unless they are threatened when I added mine they did for like a day now they just hang around mostly on there own
  6. OP

    stickman89New MemberMember

    Oh no dimensions are wrong maybe that's the box who knows thanks for the tips anyway
  7. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    I think the measurements given are the measurements of the whole unit, the actual glass tank will be smaller

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