This is part of a series of articles chronicling my experience with the 1st gen 23L Fluval Edge. It is largely based off of a 2011-2012 journal thread on plantedtank.net
Back in the summer of 2011 I decided that I wanted to set up a shrimp only tank that I could use to develop a redder/higher quality line of Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina heteropoda). I hadn’t originally intended to purchase an Edge, in fact when they first appeared in stores I thought them rather silly little contraptions. But then, the more I researched the various nano tank setups available in my price range, the more I realized that I really loved the design of this little tank. Of course, it helped that so many people on this forum (and elsewhere on the internet) were doing amazing things with them. The modification possibilities and the challenge of keeping all the equipment ‘behind the scenes’ also began to appeal to me as well. Continue reading The Fluval Edge Experience – Part I
Reefbuilders.com reported earlier this month about the debut of three new 72L size (about 19 gallons) versions of the popular Fluval Edge: Basic, Plant, and Marine & Reef. They report that these new models are not only larger, but ship with upgraded LED lights and the new Simpletec Filter. Verrrrry interesting indeed!
As a one time Edge enthusiast (I had a generation 1 model – a journal of my experience is on plantedtank.net if you want to have a look) I’m kind of super excited about this, even though I doubt I’ll buy one. I currently have enough tanks going to keep me busy and, to be honest, I’m not real wild about the idea that the Plant model (apparently) only comes in lime green. That stuff aside though, I do find myself getting a little bit giddy over this – its great to see that Hagen is willing to improve on a concept and ship a better product as a result of customer requests and use cases. Also, the design and packaging looks about as slick as ever. Can’t wait to see what people end up doing with them!