Fluval Edge Nanoreefs

Showcase | 31st December 2009 | Article by Curvball | View comments (18)

Since the release of the Fluval Edge tank series, a handful of reefers have turned these freshwater aimed tanks into some lovely little nanoreefs (once the lighting was modified).

This is what Fluval have to say about the Edge series:

FLUVAL EDGE :: 6 Gallons/23 Liters

The Fluval Edge aquarium has been designed for today’s lifestyle with a contoured casing module and a six-sided glass tank. Whether in an ultra modern or more traditional setting this versatile aquarium adds the ‘designer’ look to almost any room in the home.

Here are a few of these Edge tanks running as reefs (click the images to get more info). Enjoy.

Minh Tran

Minh Tran Fluval Edge Nano Reef


jennybugs Fluval Edge reef

Roy Bingham

Roy Bingham Edge Fluval nanoreef


pimp4cheddar Office Fluval Edge nano reef




JohnC43113 Fluval Edge reef

Seen any great Fluval Edge nanoreef’s? Get in touch and let us know.

About the author:

Curvball is the editor and founder of nanoreefblog.com. Having kept aquariums on and off since the age 8 years old, this now 32 year old hobbyist is well versed in various types of aquariums. His passion is SPS corals and the challenges of maintaining them in relatively small amounts of water. His professional background as a designer and writer combined with his love for this hobby makes nanoreefblog.com the perfect extension of his passions.

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18 Responses on Fluval Edge Nanoreefs

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  2. owlbassboy says:

    wow some of them edges look really great.

  3. Jennybugs says:

    I've just been shown this and it's nice to see more Edge tanks as marines! Mine has changed alot since the photo here, but I continue to love it and enjoy the challenges it throws at me :D

  4. Alec says:

    I really like the way you set it up!! what kind of light is that? I want to modify my tank with better lighting and have had difficulty finding one that will illuminate my tank and look good.

  5. bryan says:

    i have an edge reef in the planning stages now. so far i have LED conversion and mini wave maker, and auto top off system . hope to post soon

  6. […] Will be tagging along to see your progress. As for the Fluval, I compiled some what of a showcase here. __________________ http://www.nanoreefblog.com 12g ZEOvit based nanoreef in […]

  7. AC says:

    To all,

    These tanks are NOT designed for marine or nano-reef tanks, do NOT waste your money on corals, live rock, live sand etc. for these tanks. Aquarium stores will sell you ANYTHING, I've been running saltwater reef tanks for years and the truth is you don't want to set up a saltwater tank under 12-15 gallons. The smaller the tank, the more issues and problems you will face, the temp will fluctuate drastically, the salinity, the PH, and other water chemistry drops and rises to rapidly. Corals and fish will certainly die quickly in this environment. The filtration system on the Edge is strictly for freshwater. In a saltwater reef tank, you need protein skimmers, a ton of live rock and sand for the nitrifying bacteria to properly create a biological filter. In small tanks (10 gallons and under) there is simply not enough water, live rock, and sand to have a healthy marine system. So trust me, don't waste your money on expensive corals, live rock, poor lighting and fish on these dinky, cheap freshwater tanks trying to create a nano-reef tank. If you want a marine reef tank, there is no cheap way to go about it, you need at least 13 gallons, powerful compact fluorescent lighting or metal halide lamps, protein skimmer (back-pack model), a ton of live rock, a ton of live sand(for Nitrifying bacteria) wet/dry filter with bio-balls, a lot of water circulation, all of this you just can't get in a small tank, trust me I've experimented for over 10 years with different size tanks and filtration, bigger is the only way to go with saltwater. I hope this is helpful, I've spent a lot of money over the years on corals and fish, some lived, some died right away, aquarium stores will sell and tell you ANYTHING.

    If you have any questions feel free to email me or comment back on this link. I share your passion for marine reef tanks as well as a disdain for these stores that will sell you precious tropical fish and corals without proper education.

  8. owlbassboy says:

    sorry but why are you even bothering to read this site?? you can clearly see its about keeping reefs in smaller tanks

  9. AC says:

    Yea man,

    I understand that and I'm not here to hate on you guys or nano-reefs, all I'm saying is if you're going to do it successfully you have to go at least 12 gallons, anything less just won't work, I've tried it many times and bigger is better. I used to work at a fish store and we always had this nano-reef "display tank" on the counter. It looked flawless, the corals were always thriving and the fish looked healthy, the reality was we constantly changed out the live rock and corals from a larger tank with metal halide lighting, switched out the fish and changed the water every couple of days. The nano-reef is a product of an aquarium store designed to bring "an affordable" saltwater tank into the home of someone on a budget. I'm just trying to help you guys out and state, don't waste your money, time, and effort if your running less than 12 gallons. Use an open top cube with a small 90 watt metal halide clamp on lamp, and a mini protein

    skimmer, and plenty of water circulation if you're going to do it. Ask anyone who works at or runs a fish store and they are going to disagree with me to a certain extent to make a salel, trust me. Again, just trying to help you nano guys out and I share your passion for saltwater

  10. cheesehead says:

    nano tanks are a hobby. these people arent sadistically cruel to their animals. their tanks are probably safer then the ocean, which is what your trying to compare this against anyways. a fish tank, to the ocean.

  11. I kept a 6gal Eclipse bow and a 5gal Eclipse hex for a couple of years. Used 10w 50/50 bulbs. Infrequent water changes. Kept food to a minimum. The 5 hex occupants were finally moved to a 12gal cube. The clown is now 8 yrs and going. Fed Tetra Ruby flake food.

  12. Victor says:

    I am totally new in this. I have always wanted to have a nano reef in a Fluval Edge, but I am totally afraid to start, since I don't really know what I need to make it work… another reason is I have no idea what to believe as sales will just tell me to get everything…

    Can any of you be so kind list out what do I really need/change to make it work for a nano reef/corals with no fish (maybe be some shrimp or tiny crab)

  13. Fluval running as reef .. great!

  14. ReefDuckk says:

    very nice , umm guy with the nano reef problem, a neighbour over fed my fish in my fluval edge ( golden-tailled demoiselle) and i got over 20 on my nitrates and a little less on my nitrite ( on the tues)s. By friday i had no nitrites,rates or amo and my pH had risen just fine, no addatives used just a deep saand bed a few bits of Live Rock and some Purigen and a sponge in filter. Its not the aquarium its the owner , so if you cant do frequent water changes then yes this is awful dont buy it but if you give it time and patience , then it will work, may i also say this is my first marine tank aswell.

  15. […] be reefkeepers with a “Hey let’s try reef that freshwater type tank” and that saw a whole legion of hobbyists pick up a Fluval Edge, especially the little 23litre version and proceed to modify to become marine […]

  16. Nick Hatton says:

    Thanks for the write up on my tank Cerven. I think it has been proven that nano tanks can and do work. There is plenty of evidence out there now with the amount of successful nano reefs to prove that they are not a waste of money. There are plenty of successful marine fluval edge tanks these days, which proves that these tanks are not only for plants and fresh water fish.

  17. […] tank. It sports 21 LED lights and a very nice look. If you want to see some examples, we recommend this post on nano reef blog. Also, this thread on Reef Sanctuary or This Youtube […]

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