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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-28-2005, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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Eclipse 12 (newly started) 56k

I started this Eclipse almost a month ago (6/30). Livestock and Bio-Spira were added 7/10. I have 3 dwarf puffers, 2 of which are female. The substrate is Eco-Complete. I also have 2 amano shrimp, and an otocinclus. I have java moss attached to driftwood, and some hornwort on the right side and back. I have two micro swords, which are doing OK. Right now, I am stuck with the stock 13 watt, that figures out to a week 1.083 wpg. I have a 28 watt retrofit coming that will fit under the hood, so I'll be in business when that comes in. DIY CO2 with check valve and needle valve works quite well. I'm 18, and this is my first tank; I am very excited with the look and feel of it. I am planning to put some riccia over the rocks in the foreground. Any suggestions concerning aquascaping ideas or anything else for the tank would be greatly appreciated, however critical they may be!
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How many watts do micro swords take to thrive?
Thanks!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-28-2005, 01:40 AM
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Tank looks great, the moss seems to be growing well!.. as far as aquascaping is concerned, I suggest a background, and more stem plants!
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bump... I need suggestions!!!
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The lighting you have is insufficient to really be able to suggest anything apart from sticking to java moss, anubias, java fern... (until your lighting upgrade that is).

My suggestion is wait until you have more light!
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