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Old 07/13/2018, 11:44 PM   #1
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Fluval Edge 6g

Hey everyone, I have a relatively new 6g Fluval edge tank. I plan on making this a mixed reef. For lighting, Iíll have the Kessil A150 Ocean Blue LED to replace the stock lighting of 5W of 21 LEDs (18 white leds (7600k) and 3 blue leds) I . I use IO reef crystals salt too.
I have about 6-10lbs of rock and abt 1Ē of crushed coral for substrate.
2 ocellaris clownfish (pretty sure theyíve paired up!)
There is a power filter that comes with the tank and is rated at 100gph.

I donít have the most recent pics of my tank, but these are fairly recent.

I do have a couple questions for everyone:
1. What does everyone recommend for added flow?
2. How often should I perform water changes and how much?


P.S. I wasnít able to upload pics because it kept ďfailingĒ to upload...


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Old 07/14/2018, 08:44 AM   #2
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Hi Chris. I have zero suggestions on the tank, as I've only just recently downsized myself, to a 32gal.
However!!!! I have learned you have to drop the heck out of your picture until it gets accepted. I'm new, so there's probably a better way or answer for that. Ha.


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Old 07/14/2018, 10:46 AM   #3
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Hi Chris. I have zero suggestions on the tank, as I've only just recently downsized myself, to a 32gal.
However!!!! I have learned you have to drop the heck out of your picture until it gets accepted. I'm new, so there's probably a better way or answer for that. Ha.
I wonder if I use my laptop whether that would make a difference for uploading pics. This is my smallest reef tank, so I just wanted more tips on husbandry.


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Old 07/14/2018, 12:00 PM   #4
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Ask away to the pros out there. I'm listening too!


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Old 07/15/2018, 06:51 AM   #5
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The easiest for me to get pictures the right size is to take them via messenger and then save them. You can upload and for some mysterious reason they are the proper size lol


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Old 07/15/2018, 12:12 PM   #6
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The easiest for me to get pictures the right size is to take them via messenger and then save them. You can upload and for some mysterious reason they are the proper size lol
Ok Iíll try that!


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I have the fluval spec 5 gallon reef tank with 2 clowns and corals including 2 nems. I have the Jebao SW2 at a lower setting. I do 75% wc every 2 weeks. I dose calc and alk in between WCs. Been doing this for several years. Works for me.


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I have the fluval spec 5 gallon reef tank with 2 clowns and corals including 2 nems. I have the Jebao SW2 at a lower setting. I do 75% wc every 2 weeks. I dose calc and alk in between WCs. Been doing this for several years. Works for me.
How long have you had the Jebao?
For comparison, I change 1g 1-2x/week which is abt 20-40% weekly.


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I've had the SW2 for 14 months now. Still working great. I also had the original pump upgraded long ago. I wanted more movement for my BTAs so I got the SW2.


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I've had the SW2 for 14 months now. Still working great. I also had the original pump upgraded long ago. I wanted more movement for my BTAs so I got the SW2.
What pump did you have before?


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Upgraded the stock return pump as that wasn't providing enough flow. As my nems got bigger, I needed more flow so I added the SW2.


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Upgraded the stock return pump as that wasn't providing enough flow. As my nems got bigger, I needed more flow so I added the SW2.
Iíve had a nem before for quite some time, but Iím kinda scared to put one in a nano...
Iím not sure I want to add additional flow. For now, Iíve decided to make this a softy and LPS tank.
How do you like the SW2ís controller?


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