Marko's High-light Eclipse III Journal: Update- 11/9/08; R. Vietnam trim.
ok, so here is the story:
i have had an eclipse 3 for years, and it was planted for a while now. but until a few monthes ago, it was just a plant here and there with no real scape. then i added a moss carpet and some wood and ferns and anubias. i worked for a while and looked alright, but then i got cyano. i got rid of it and it came back. so now i decided to completely redo it from the hood down.
it comes with one 6 watt T5 bulb which is 6500k. its good, but low light. if you know me, you know my theory is the higher tech, the better. so me and my dad went to walmart today and got a PC lamp (yellow one) with 2 9 watt bulbs (good spectrum too). anyway, we hoped it was 2 balasts. we were right. it was to balasts so we would be able to make 2 lamps out of it (one spare for something else), but unfortunately they share the same circut so we can only make one. but at least we have a replacement bulb.
anyway, i plan on using the 9 watt bulb and the 6 watt bulb to get 15 watts of light over the eclipse 3.
im not gonna really do anything. just some phosgaurd under the filter pad (though im pretty sure it doesnt do a thing and the phosphate levels probably arent as bad as some make them out to be).
im going to use flourite red substrate with some eco mix in. the flourite-eco combo has worked for me on multiple tanks.
i plan on making a regular aquascape, just mini. ive seen way to many iwagumi nanos to make one.
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Last edited by @marko@; 11-09-2008 at 08:08 PM.