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Just Got A New Fluval Edge!
January 15, 2010
12:54 am
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stusimpala
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So I just got a new Fluval Edge aquarium!! /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" /> For those of you unfamiliar with it, it is a 6 gallon setup. The image below is not my setup, just a picture from the brochure.

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I want to know what you all think as to what I should do as far as stocking it.

I am thinking low light plants (Java Fern and some small Anubias) and a sand substrate.
I want to put in some smooth stones with some small tree roots or branches.

I plan to keep snails or some ghost shrimp for cleanup duties.

As far as fish, I am leaning toward either as small school of Glowlight Danio(Not the genetically enhanced Zebra Danio /dry.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="<_ <" border="0" alt="dry.gif"> ), or a trio of Dwarf Puffers. I could easily feed the puffers with the snails produced by my community tank.

I don't really want to keep anything too common. You don't really see the Glowlight Danios or the Dwarf Puffers everyday.

Feel free to let me know what you would do?

January 15, 2010
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I'd do something very similar to you mate!!!

January 15, 2010
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I'd vote for puffers!

January 24, 2010
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Any other ideas folks?

March 18, 2010
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Here is my setup:

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Stock list:

Dwarf Puffers x5
Cardianl Tetra x6
Ghost Shrimp x6

Everybody seems to be getting along. I may eventually move the Cardinals if the puffers get too nasty.

What do you guys think?

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March 18, 2010
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looking good mate.

Thats a lot of puffers in a small space - i'd keep a close eye.

March 20, 2010
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It's been up close to a month now, no problems yet. Everybody is happy as....something that's happy.

March 20, 2010
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QUOTE (stusimpala @ Mar 20 2010, 12:07 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's been up close to a month now, no problems yet. Everybody is happy as....something that's happy.


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April 1, 2010
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Tank is looking good!

Cake or death?
April 18, 2010
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Unfortunately, a case of Ich broke out and killed ALL the fish. I tried medication and increased water flow, but it had no effect at all. I just kept losing them one by one.
All I have left are the snails and shrimp. I am unable to increase the temperature in the tank because the heater is non-adjustable, it is designed to maintain 78F degrees. The heater is specially designed to fit in this aquarium.

It's been a week since they have all died off.
How can I tell if I have rid the tank of Ich? I don't want to buy more puffers just for them to get infected again. I have done a 60% water change since the extinction.

Should I treat again with Nox Ich (the medication I use) or should I try something else?

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