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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-13-2006, 04:54 AM Thread Starter
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12 gallon eclipse

im thinking to buy elcipse 12. i am wondering , if this tank is good to keep for planted tank?
what kind plant could i keep with this stock light?
is ricia or glosstigmata is going to survive
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-07-2006, 05:02 PM
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Eclipse 12

The Eclipse system has a 13w light that is not best suited for plants. f you like one can by a 6500k replacemnt light, still only 13w.

With 1wpg, gloss and riccia will not work. I have grwon crypts, echinodorus teneluus and java fern in this set up. Growth will be VERY slow. A good substrate is essential. Lighting 12hrs/day
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-07-2006, 08:38 PM
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My brother has one of these set up and is growing water sprite, hornwort, ludwigia repens, crypt. wendtii, crypt. balansae, anubias congensis, java fern, and a tiger lotus just fine with the stock lighting it came with.

As long as you pick your plants carefully, there's no reason you couldn't grow things in there... though, no, I can't imagine glosso would do well.
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