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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-07-2008, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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This will be my first try. I have a Eclipe 12 Gal.
It came with a pump/filtration, bio wheel and a
compact 13 watt lamp. I got eco complete coming.
I have gravel left over from making a fountain. I also
have the Turbo co2 bio system. I want to see if I can
make a go at this, and if I do I will upgrade.
I'm wondering what kind of plants will do good in this tank.
I won't be able to do this til after my daughter wedding at
the end of March.
I would like to have some input on this.
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Di
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-08-2008, 03:00 AM
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Hi Di, welcome to PT.
Well, I have a 5.5 gallon eclipse, with an 11 watt compact fluorescent tube.
IMHO, You are going to need low light to very low light plants, Java Moss will grow nicely.
The CO2 taht you will add with the Turbo CO2 system will be outgassed so quickly with the eclipse filter, I would go low-tech on it. Low-light, no extra CO2, (maybe some Excel), and no ferts until you see a deficinecy that isn't from the lighting. (13 watts is kind of low)

You might want to check out our low-tech section.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-08-2008, 03:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thank you.
Can I forgo the hood?
Get a different light fixure?
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