Even though this Micro Sword is an experiment or sorts, I still would prefer that it not die.
I've been considering a retrofit kit. If someone could direct me to a 13watt kit that will fit a 3g Eclipse and is affordable, I would be grateful. I remember that AH Supply used to have one, but from what I see on their site they no longer carry it (a real shame). I wish I had known I was going to get an Eclipse back then! If I can't find a kit, then I could always stick a standard incandescent fixture in there and put one or two screw-in GE Daylight Bulbs I've got laying around in it. My only concern then would be heat and moisture. I love this closed system with hood and filter too much to do without it (not to mention that's the only reason my fiance would let me keep it), so removing it for a different light and HOB filter is pretty much out of the question. Any suggestions as to what I should do are appreciated.
Also, that plant floating at the top of the picture is actually some Red Ludwigia clippings from another tank that I was going to throw away, but on a whim, decided to place in this tank. I guess I have a soft spot for plants. I figured it might survive in this tank better than it would in the trashcan... maybe.