Category Archives: Aquarium

Fluval Edge 2 DIY Lighting System Upgrade with Timer

The Fluval Edge 2 “comes complete with the new powerful & efficient 42 LED lighting system with deep blue night light setting. 7600k high luminosity LED’s suitable for aquatic plants. Complete with a 3 position on and off light switch with bright white daytime or deep blue night light or off position. ” – you can read on a few reviews.

However there was a letdowns for me, the manual switch which is annoying to turn on and off the light each day. That’s why I decided to add a timer without modifying the original components and losing the warranty.

API AlgaeFix and shrimps (crs) survival rate

I went to a aquarium fish shop and the specialist gave me API Algae Fix with the instructions to add 14 drops per 40 liters. I have to admit I read the label which states it should be used with shrimps but since the “specialist” advised I still added to the tank.

Fluval Edge 2 DIY Lighting System Upgrade with LED light and Timer

The Fluval Edge 2 “comes complete with the new powerful & efficient 42 LED lighting system with deep blue night light setting. 7600k high luminosity LED’s suitable for aquatic plants. Complete with a 3 position on and off light switch with bright white daytime or deep blue night light or off position. ” – you can read on a few reviews.

However there were two letdowns for me, the manual switch which is annoying to turn on and off the light each day and poor light for some plants (this might be arguable but let’s just play with the idea since that’s what I heard from the fish shop). That’s why I decided to add a timer and upgrade the LED’s without modifying the original components and losing the warranty.

Java Moss Tree

If there is interest I’ll show you how to crate a java moss tree.