Just wanted to start a thread on Diy mods and upgrades everyone has done to their eclipse filter/light hood systems or aquarium kits.
I have an Eclipse 1
Ahsupply 36 watt cf bright kit
fairly easy to install using stock lid and light cover. If you wish to use the light cover the reflector that comes with the kit needs to be trimmed about 1". Was not able to do a step by step guide because i was in a hurry. But if anyone has any questions i would be happy to help.
Power drill, flat and philips screwdriver, wire cutter and stripper, good pair of scissors.
Here's the link i used to get a rough idea on how to install the light, particularly the metal clips that hold the bulb in place. Twin bulb intall in eclipse
Quick trick to save some money on eclipse 1
filter cartriges is to replace them with fluval 204/304
Just strip your current filter cartridge of its blue mesh and carbon leaving only the black plastic frame. Take one Fluval 204/304
filter sponge (comes in 2pk) and just rubber band it onto the frame. Make sure the sponge is securely placed over the cartridge before putting it back into the filter area.
Note: cartrige can still be filled with carbon ( or any bio media ) when ever you need to. Easy mod that will save you a lot of money in the long term.
Same trick but for an Eclipse system 6
Follow same instructions as above but using a Fluval 104
SPECIAL thanks to LEFT C for telling me about these mod's
Anyone else have any tricks for any these or any other Eclipse models? Post it up!