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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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Somebody sort me out.

After browsing I am defintatly confused.

I just want to know if I have enough light with my tank to grow plants.

Eclipse2 w/ 15w daylight& 15w aquaglow
15gal tank 12x12x24

Now I assume I have 30w total which equates to 2wpg.

This should be sufficent for med light plants right?

Help me please. :?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 02:14 PM
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2wpg is a good place to start with medium light plants, yep.

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 05:14 PM
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Should be just fine. Your tank isn't that deep anyway, 12"...or is it? You say 12x12x24, usually I think it is written as LxWxH and your suggesting 2 feet deep! I'm pretty sure I'm fussing over nothing.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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To clairify, L-24"xW-12"xH-12"

So I should be good with riccia, and java moss?

How about corkscrew Val?

Anyone willing to ship some speciemins to Canada for me to start with.

15gal eclipse 2
2 x 15w, DIY hagen CO2
Java fern, mondo grass, Hydgo, Crypt, misc.
4 lemon tetra, 8 Noen, 5 Black tetra, 3 Otto, 1 clown loach
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the vals will be too big for that height tank.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-23-2004, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
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Can I not just keep them pruned?

15gal eclipse 2
2 x 15w, DIY hagen CO2
Java fern, mondo grass, Hydgo, Crypt, misc.
4 lemon tetra, 8 Noen, 5 Black tetra, 3 Otto, 1 clown loach
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Vals don't really prune well. You can keep java moss, but I'm not sure riccia will work too well with that amount of light either.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-24-2004, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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Any sugestions on a D.I.Y. relector for my eclipse2

I heard tin foil is bad. How about a piece of polished sheet metal bent and cut to fit? :?:
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You aint gonna grow riccia with that light... as a matter of opinion that is a weak "2 wpg"... the bulbs are only 15 watt intensity which is going to be a tuff grow of many plants... :?
Java moss and ferns , crypts, hygro's etc. will do fine.

A real good quality reflector is a must with those bulbs... anything less and you are really going upstream I would think.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-24-2004, 12:22 AM
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Here one idea for a DIY reflector:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2914

Not sure if it would work with the kind of hood that you have.
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