Overall, this is a great tank for the savvy fish owner.
Setting up the Fluval Edge is quick and easy, only taking a minute to assemble max.
The cover is removable for easy cleaning and ensures the aquarium doesn’t overheat while the perforating keeps excessive moisture from building and the cover also allows the user to easily access the filter.
The pump starts out a little loud, but decreases in volume over time or if you use 100% marine safe silicone lubricant on the pump. So, not only is it visually stunning, but it performs well as a fish tank too, making it a great purchase.
The only thing that is bothersome with this tank is that it is difficult to clean. Since it doesn’t have a removable cover, there’s only a small hole in which you can remove your fish and do the necessary cleaning.
This can be made easier with magnetic tank scrubs and siphons, but often times you’ll have to stick your arm in at awkward angles to get the tank totally clean.
You’ll have to rearrange the decor a bit to get gravel or sand clean or move things out of the tank completely as you clean. Also, if air bubbles get in the top of the tank, it may be hard to get out.
Such is the cost of an awesome tank design. That shouldn’t be a problem for most people, but rather irksome for the perfectionists out there.
Cleaning Tip: One customer has come up with a great cleaning regimen to easily keep the tank clean while using minimal effort, which you can find in the review section of the Fluval Edge.
Some easy tips include establishing the nitrogen in your tank, using test kits to make sure that freshwater, pH, ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate are healthy, keeping the tank heated to about 76 degrees Fahrenheit, using an air bubbler (can be fun ones for kids, like the treasure chest bubblers), and using live plants.
With this, weekly maintenance will just be 10–15 minutes of cleaning once a week. It’s not impossible to keep your fish tank clean and sparkling if you do it properly! Cleaning can be a breeze.