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02-02-2011, 10:51 PM
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niiice is that the stock lighting ?
Nope, that lighting in that picture was just:

x2 Blue led strip
x2 MR11 12V 10 SMD LED
x1 Coralife Mini Compact Fluorescent 50/50 Bulb

On other news though, I finally finshed my LED mod using 4/4 CREE XP-E RB/CREE XP-G CW. Time to finally stock this baby with some coral.

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03-14-2011, 09:48 PM
A little update of what has been going on in my fluval edge for the past month.

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03-15-2011, 09:05 PM
How did you mod the light?
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03-16-2011, 11:26 PM
Here is an old pic of the light mod I did for better coverage on the edge

Right now I added more blues in the light mix.

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03-17-2011, 09:19 AM
Had some LED issues so I'm now running a Nova Extreme T5 setup on my Edge. Also added on a Koralia Nano 240.

Bulbs are a 460nm actinic and I believe a 12000K daylight (TruLumen). The frags I have (Paly, Zoa, GSP) seem to be liking it so far.

I kinda lost the stock look of the tank but that's not a huge deal - I'll get it back once I try the LED route again

Just a cellphone pic, I'll get some better pics with my DSLR later.
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03-19-2011, 04:31 AM
you guys are my nano heroes!! i'm brand new to nanos and saltwater.just started my cycling today w/LR ans LS. i have stock lighting at the moment (blew my budget getting started,) Any tips? i'm here to learn. i learn fast and well. also after reading else where around the net i was almost panicked into thinking there was no fish i could keep,but you guys have shown me different. what process did you use? how long before adding hearty fish to help the cycle (if that's the case) ? inexpensive lighting ideas? i am a blank page ,fill me with info or cool insider tips or tricks. This site remains the best i've seen!
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03-25-2011, 01:13 AM
Here's mine I added a Vortech MP10, I'm working on my D.I.Y LED nano kit I should have it up within the month. O and mine's RR It's an older picture but you get the idea I changed the aquascaping I D.I.Y my clear and black Acrylic Sump/Refugium Here's the link http://www.bostonreefers.org/forums/...l-Edge-Upgrade

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03-25-2011, 02:40 AM
jeff that is an absolutely awesome job on that light. id definetly like to know more about how much that ran and where those leds came from.
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03-25-2011, 06:34 PM
Anyone know of a good solution to handle the water splash? Or any know a good filter system to swap out the power filter for this tank? I am tempted to set up one along side my 2G picos but the salt creep creeps me out.
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04-11-2011, 01:50 AM
@yah-the submariner - as for cycling I did mine fishless and just live rock and sand plus cocktailshrimp. Mine cycled for about 3 weeks since I got live rock and sand.
As for lighting, There are MR 11 LEDs you can use and just add those blue strip lights for a cheap fix but will probably be not strong enough for corals.
You can add the coralife 50/50 bulb for better light. Coverage though is not that good with a stock hood.

@Bryce&mandy - Those are 5050 car dome leds from ebay.
I'm getting rid of the led fixture that is placed outside the hood if you are interested since I did another light fixture using powerbrites.

Got the itch again for a light fixture remodel since i got a good deal on powerbrites.
This model is the white and blue mix strip over the edge and my DIY acrylic arm from some scraps I bought at an acrylic store.
I also attached 2 PC fans to be put in use in the summer months to cool the tank down.
Without further ado, here are the pics of the new light set up...


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