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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-01-2007, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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newbie with ?

hello,
do eclipse filter/light/hoods work for planted tanks.??

i will be getting a 10g. tank and want to purchase a eclipse system 1 just
for the simplicity, i am totally new to planted tanks, and would like to learn to keep a healthy planted tank with fish. there sure looks like alot to learn
about the conditions/paramiters/ light set-ups.

again i really like the convience of the eclipse hoods but am unsure if they can truely support a planted tank. i am getting the 10g for free but would like to get a 18g tall or 25g tall in acrylic one day- also using a eclipse hood.
the fish i would like to keep are

red-tail black shark
blue rams
tetras
cherry barbs
oticinlus

any feed back would be great
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thanks to all in advance
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-01-2007, 07:22 PM
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I use this for small tanks and they are easy to use and no problem with planted tanks. Just keep your tank topped off.
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are you trying to say stay away from the eclipse hood?
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well i have looked around this forum and haven't found anything
about using a eclipse hood/light/filtration set-up? anyone???

please, pros and cons of using the eclipse- i really want to get back into fishkeeping.
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Do they have bio wheels? If they do and your injecting co2, then its not the best.
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Eclipse systems are pretty expensive, it might be cheaper and better to buy all your system pieces separately and do it yourself. A lot more work, but I think it would be worth it.

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I don't know about the Eclipse system but, I like the nearest competitor, my JBJ nano cube. They have a freshwater hood option which came with two 24W bulbs and all I added was a heater and DIY CO2. I would imagine that the Eclipse might have a similar option.
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so far i don't think i am getting the impression that the eclipse hoods are going to work for a planted/community
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-02-2007, 04:41 AM
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they are expesive and prne to break. buy everything seperate if u want plants
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