The first saltwater aquarium I had was kept inside of a Fluval Edge. After a couple weeks I started to notice how nice the tank was but how difficult it was to maintain. The small opening at the top of the aquarium made maintenance very difficult. Water needed to be siphoned out of the tank just to stick your hand into the tank remove a snail from the powerhead every now and again. It took me a couple months but I finally built a 40 breeder setup for my corals and clowns to call home. That tank thread is below but needs a few more updated photos. I decided that I wanted to build a nursery for Acan and Yuma corals. I was originally going to purchase an ADA rimless aquarium but came across a thread where someone had removed the top from the tank. I was going to remove it by slowly cutting the silicone around the top with a razor blade but found that hitting the top with a hammer and removing each piece separately was much easier and only took about 10-15 minutes. Now that you have read my life story I am going to give some actual information about the aquarium.
Aquarium: Topless Fluval Edge (Received)
Light: LEDTRiC PAR38 "Zooman72" Full-Spectrum 18W Reeflamp (Ordered)
Light Mount: BoostLED Reef Lamp Clampp (Ordered)
Filter: Fluval 206 Canist Filter (Pending)
Filter Media: Purigen and BRS GFO/Carbon (Pending)
Substrate: CaribSea Bahama Oolite (Pending)
Powerhead: Spray Bar from Canister Filter (Pending)
Topless Fluval Edge:
Topless Fluval Edge Seams:
I have a random idea that I have been thinking about recently. I would like to take some nice pictures from the top of this shallow aquarium and was thinking about having the water flow over the edges of the aquarium and then collected in a small glass/acrylic aquarium that is only about 1-2" high and have the canister filter collect from there. I don't think this would be too difficult but I don't want to make this aquarium more work than it needs to be. Anyone have any opinions on that idea?
I am currently at work so I don't have any pictures of the aquarium but i will be posting them up tonight when I get home. I really just wanted to get some ideas circulating before I start purchasing all the equipment. Planning before purchasing saves me money.
Edited by Jmifland, 25 March 2012 - 01:59 PM.