Originally Posted by cprroy73
what kind and amount of lighting do those things have?
I think it's a 8-9 watt flourescent bulb. Just enought for some decent low light plants.
Originally Posted by Thanks
i agree, it looks great. Some of the leaves are turning a bit yellow though, are you dosing enough iron?
the yellow in the pic is actually a reflection of my arm in the tank. NO its not a butt! (Arm pit = seexxay)
No worries, all the leaves are nice and green.
I only dose:
Flora Pride once a week.
I recently started with a little bit of flourish and flourish excel once a week also.
Originally Posted by catwoman
Just an FYI... The Regent 5 (also made by Marineland) at Walmart uses the same filter cartridges as the Eclipse 6. The Regent 5 filter cartridges "might" be cheaper that the Eclipse. I still like the sponge idea, tho. I am going to try it with mine.
I remember reading that somewhere.
Only problem is i know of no local Walmart's in my area. But now i don't have to worry about ever spending money on replacement cartriges. I can also stuff the empty cartrige with filter floss under the sponge for additional water polishing.
The filter sponge fits perfect from side to side, but comes up a little short front to back. Don't get worried, it you strap the sponge onto the old filter cartrige the sponge filts perfectly over the frame preventing any water bypass.