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Old 05-30-2010, 10:43 PM   #11 
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Thanks for the compliments everyone. I will post more pics when my next shipment arrives. I have one more Aquabid purchase named Bond, but he is in his temporary 2.5 gallon tank until his Cube arrives this week.

1fish2fish. Some of the tank pics are old, I got rid of the plant. Changing the lights to LED really helped the plants in the driftwood.

I originally wanted to go with all live plants, but I got tired of wasting money. In Rapide's tank I only used silk plants and he loves them. So I think I will be going with silk from now on with the exception of the plants in my driftwood.

All of the tanks have the water level below the rim of the glass.
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:53 PM   #12 
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They are all so gorgeous and their tanks are awesome! How much do those tanks go for?

They are $127 at Petsmart. The Biorb Life goes for much more, especially in black. I am going to get a white one next and save approximately $80.


TheJadeBetta, the original lights with the tank run very hot. Once I changed the tank lights to cool white LEDs, the temp stays between 79 - 80 degrees. I try to set my tanks up at least a week before I get the fish just to check everything out.
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:56 PM   #13 
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TheJadeBetta, the original lights with the tank run very hot. Once I changed the tank lights to cool white LEDs, the temp stays between 79 - 80 degrees. I try to set my tanks up at least a week before I get the fish just to check everything out.
What do you do about night time or whenever the lights are off?
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:06 PM   #14 
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TheJadeBetta, the original lights with the tank run very hot. Once I changed the tank lights to cool white LEDs, the temp stays between 79 - 80 degrees.
Ah, just as I suspected earlier this week when researching the Edge tank for someone on here! I know halogens run very hot. Thanks for the tip on the LED lights, so if I happen upon anyone considering this tank, I can tell them what to do.

BTW, I know I don't need to tell you, but beautiful fish!
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:10 PM   #15 
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All of my tanks except two have adjustable heaters set between 78 - 79. The other two tanks have heaters that are automatically set at 78 degrees.

I actually had to move my three gallon Marineland tank because the area I had it placed was very hot. He was not in direct sunlight, it just happens that the wall off of the garage is gets very hot. I love using the digital thermometers because it makes it easier to see temp changes.
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:19 PM   #16 
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Ah, just as I suspected earlier this week when researching the Edge tank for someone on here! I know halogens run very hot. Thanks for the tip on the LED lights, so if I happen upon anyone considering this tank, I can tell them what to do.

BTW, I know I don't need to tell you, but beautiful fish!
Thank you very much.

I actually got the tip on a tropical fish forum. I went through www.ledwholesalers.com, part number is MR 11.
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:31 PM   #17 
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Oh okay. How accurate would you say the digital thermometer is?
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:32 PM   #18 
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Wow your fish are so beautiful...
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Oh okay. How accurate would you say the digital thermometer is?

I would say + or - 1 degree. I have moved the thermometer around the tank to see if the readings changed. I keep it away from the heater and place it towards the middle of the glass. I have also taken the thermometer out of the tank and placed it in a glass of ice water just to check the accuracy and it adjusted the readings very quickly. So far, I am very happy with them.

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Cool, I might have to get one. What brand do you use?
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