Yeah, I gotta agree, it's been a challenge. I love the look of the 24 inch tall tank, as well as the look of the Eclipse hood, but you need to settle for mid and low light plants. I used the stock fixture with 2x18 watt, 1 daylight, and 1 plant-grow. I can't get any grassy plant to live for more than a month. Java fern, mosses, anubias, wysteria, most stems do well. The only plus with the lower light is the stems don't grow too fast. Also with the eclipse, you have to settle with the water noise factor. I'm still looking for pics of mine, so stay tuned.
4/26/2012, lost the finest man. Rest easy Pops...
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180g, Fluval FX5, 404, 128watts t-8, low tech, heavily planted, with Albino and reg bristlenose plecs, Congo tetras, Amanos, a herd of Corydoras Sterbai, Boesmanis, a big old common plec, & Otos. 32g tall eclipse3, fluval403, with a handful of bristlenose plecs.
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