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    So, I've been wanting RCS in my tank, but I'm not sure I can with my current stocking ideas. Sooo...what if I got one of these for some plants, maybe a small school of tetras, and some Red Cherry Shrimp?

    And of course, I forget to add the link! Here it is: http://www.petco.com/product/117230/...-in-White.aspx
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    It would work, why not just get shrimp and plants. They do best by themselves. Just a thought but a plain old ten gallon with lights, filter and heater should be well less than 75 dollars.

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    Very true. I like the look of this tank though. I like that it doesn't have a black rim or anything. It's more streamlined or something.

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    IMO I would never use one of those, too much of a pain. I concur with rich, just go with a ten. You already have a HOB filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red
    IMO I would never use one of those, too much of a pain. I concur with rich, just go with a ten. You already have a HOB filter.
    As the owner of a fluval edge shrimp tank - I have to say Reds assessment in dead on.

    Its a total PITA to plant, Scape & Maintain due to the limited access through the top. I also found the stock lighting really lacking for plants and had to refit it to LEDs.

    I love the asthetics but I would take a 10G [or 5g] to work on any day of the week. I only bought mine off CL for the two EHEIMS that came with it . YMMV
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    Quote Originally Posted by rich311k
    It would work, why not just get shrimp and plants. They do best by themselves. Just a thought but a plain old ten gallon with lights, filter and heater should be well less than 75 dollars.
    I agree with Rich. To really enjoy them and not worry about then getting eaten all the time, they need to be in a species only tank. The Fluval Edge tanks are over priced and you loose the fuctionality that you would have with a plain old 10 gallon.

    DON'T DO IT ELLEN.....ummm..please?

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    Should work fine. I had a fluval edge but traded it away, it had a nice look to it, but cleaning it was a pain. Also if you ever have to net out any fish/shrimp it can be a challenge. I didn't want to ante up $ for one of those triangle shaped nets fluval sells, so I bent a normal net into that shape. I think petsmart had the some fluval accessories on clearance.

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    lol I'm not going to get one. :p

    I wasn't planning on running out to get one now anyway - it would have to require some saving!! But, I was toying with the idea. I'm still not sure what I want the stock in my 30g to be yet, but I'm pondering a few ideas. Any suggestions? I'm going crazy trying to decide! (Not that it's time to get the fish - my tank is still in my bathtub right now. It's empty, but not set up yet. I just like to have my ducks in a row.)

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    For your 30g how about some harlequin Rasboras? I am waiting on them to go on sale and then i am going to get at least 10 for my 29g. At petsmart they are $2 normally. (I am waiting for them to be on sale at $1, Yes I am cheep )
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