Eclipse cover ? - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-17-2003, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 4
I have cycled 30g tank ( 30in by 12in by 18in (height) ). No plants yet.
4 catfishes. It has Eclipse cover with Bio-Weel and two 24 inch fluorescent
lamp 18watt each. Going to add Flourite and low light plants ( Anubias,
Crinum... ).
My questions :
1. Can I keep the Bio-Weel ?
2. As I see, 1watt per gallon is not enough ( even for Anubias ). Is there another lamps, that will fit this Eclipse cover ?
3. Change the cover ?
Thank you.
Tsiklop is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-17-2003, 01:32 AM
Algae Grower
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 28
Send a message via AIM to tony-da-tiger
yes you can keep the bio wheel, some people think it diffuses too much co2 but unless you are injecting co2 it wont make a differnce and even then i personally havent seen a difference. yes you will need more than 1wpg if you want too plant your tank. you can get a new hood or refit your hood with compact flourecents.
tony-da-tiger is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-17-2003, 01:05 PM
Planted Tank Guru
Rex Grigg's Avatar
PTrader: (65/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Portland Orygun
Posts: 9,600
You might want to get a 65 watt PC retro-fit kit for your Eclipse hood.
Rex Grigg is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-18-2003, 05:08 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 387
Upgrading the lighting in that tank would certainly expand the amount and types of plants you can keep in your aquarium but do not write off a properly maintained low light tank, heres a link to the post of my 25 running an eclipse 2 (only 30 watts of light)

Plants: Giant Hygrophila, red Crypts(wendtii), anubias barteri, amazon sword, java fern, vals

with a low light tank its usually a matter of good algea control and heavy root feeders.

The Fraternity of Dirt
Member # 64
90 Gallon Low light/Easy Maintenance
BonesCJ is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Plant Cover pphx459 General Planted Tank Discussion 5 07-21-2004 12:37 AM
How to best patch holes in tank cover? eds General Planted Tank Discussion 6 03-24-2004 06:56 PM
To cover or not? Wasserpest General Planted Tank Discussion 41 02-23-2004 03:26 AM
Transparent Light Cover (Looks like fresnel lens) EnzoChang Lighting 5 02-03-2004 03:10 PM
Tank Cover Questions RichardM DIY 4 11-05-2003 02:41 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome